FAQ

The intersections at the northern end of Pine Street cannot accommodate the amount of traffic on Pine Street today. How will the Maple Street and King Street intersections be able to function with the addition of 1,800 vehicles per day resulting from the Champlain Parkway?
Today the intersection is inefficiently controlled by four-way stop signs. Therefore, all vehicles approaching the intersection must stop. The installation of a traffic signals at the intersections of Pine Street with Maple Street and Pine Street with King Street will improve the level-of-service to acceptable levels in accordance with the VTrans’ Level of Service Policy.
Why not provide park-n-ride lots on the periphery of the city and improve public transportation rather than construct the Champlain Parkway?
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) measures include improving public transit, creation of park and ride facilities that encourage car pooling and/or transit use, increased bicycle commuting opportunities, and working with employers to provide alternatives to single occupant vehicle use by employees. The objective of TDM is to reduce vehicular volumes within urban areas.

TDM options were considered as alternatives to the proposed project action. There have been considerable efforts focused on TDM measures within the City of Burlington in the past. Analysis indicates that TDM measures alone are not sufficient enough to address the project purpose and need. The Champlain Parkway does not preclude the implementation of TDM measures.
If you build the Champlain Parkway people in the city will be cut-off from Lake Champlain, Red Rocks, and Oakledge Park.
The signalized intersections along the Champlain Parkway will feature exclusive pedestrian phases. That means that pedestrians would be able to push a button that would allow them to cross the street while all approaching traffic would be required to stop. The proposed traffic signals and crosswalks would be provided to maintain the east/west connectivity for pedestrians.