* 1. I do or am interested in crossing I-89 as:

Please review the following alternatives and state your preference for each.

All options share the following characteristics: potential for an iconic design or element that creates a gateway to the region and City Center, bypassing all four ramps on and off the interstate on at least one side, and creating a smooth transition off of adjoining sidewalks on Williston Road/US 2.

* 2. Alternative Option A: Do Nothing

Option A

This alternative leaves the crossings at Exit 14 as-is.  There would be no cost for this alternative, and there would be no improvements to the bike/pedestrian facilities that exist now.

* 3. Alternative Option B: Bridge over Exit 14 cloverleaf ramps south of US Route 2

Option B

This alternative proposes a safe and usable crossing for all users across the cloverleaf of I-89 at all times of day, with no potential for a travel delay.  It would consist of three separate bridges with maximum spans of 220 feet joined by paths over fill creating a continuous structure that bypasses all of the ramps, on the south side.  Using fill between a series of shorter bridges decreases the cost of a single bridge by half.

* 4. Alternative Option C: Bridge from Quarry Hill to Umall property

Option C

This alternative proposes a safe and usable crossing for all users across I-89 at all times of day, with no potential for a travel delay.  The bridge would be significantly smaller, crossing only I-89 with ramps over fill connecting the two ends of the bridge to Williston Road/US 2, but would increase the distance to travel.  This alternative would have a lower cost to construct compared to multiple bridges, but requires more right of way from private property owners.

* 5. Alternative Option D: Gondola or tram

Option D

This alternative needs additional analysis to determine whether it would provide usable access for all users across Exit 14 at I-89. A potential alignment would be from the “jughandle” to the Holiday Inn.  It would cost less to install; but to operate a facility like this, would require staff to operate both ends, would have annual maintenance costs due to the mechanical equipment, and would open to the public for a time period less than 24 hours.  Depending upon the size and number of trams or gondolas, there would be a delay in travel time for bicyclists.

* 6. Alternative Option E: “Cannoli Bridge”

Option E

This alternative proposes a safe and usable crossing for all users across both sides of I-89 at all times of day, with no potential for a travel delay.  It offers connections on both sides of Route 2.  This option presents the shortest travel time and the least delay to access on the north and south side.  This alternative would be more expensive as it entails building another bridge, but requires less right of way from private property owners.

* 7. Rank the following factors in your choice with 1 being the most important and 7 being the least important:

* 8. Do you have any additional comments to share?

* 9. Yes!  Keep me updated on this project - here is my e-mail:

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