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Thetford Offers Transportation Options for Its Community

 
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Lathan Library bikes racks
Photo credit: Bob Walker

Source: Bob Walker

Over the years, the Thetford Energy Committee has implemented a number of small transportation projects intended to help reduce driving and its impacts. Now there are several initiatives to support bikers and inform people who'd like to take advantage of public transportation!

Bike Racks  

The Energy Committee (TEC) obtained a small grant through GoVermont and installed bike racks at the Latham Library, Peabody Library, Town Hall, and the Town green.

Bike Tune-Ups

 The TEC and volunteers organized and staffed several springtime bike tune-up events.

Over the years, the Thetford Energy Committee has implemented a number of small transportation projects intended to help reduce driving and its impacts.

Park and Bike Areas 

The TEC worked with Wells River Savings Bank and the Baptist Church in East Thetford to establish parking spaces for bike commuters, where folks can park and leave their cars for the day while they bike to work or for recreation.

No Idling Signs – The TEC produced signs encouraging drivers not to idle cars and placed them at several stores, the recycling center and the town libraries.

Tire Inflation

 The TEC worked with two auto mechanics in town to offer free air for tire inflation and posted signs about the fuel and tire saving benefits of having properly inflated tires.

Transportation Information

The TEC has distributed information about all these efforts as well as GoVermont programs and Thetford’s public transportation parking areas and bus services on our town list serve, in posters on bulletin boards around town, at our town meeting table and through announcements at the Thetford Elder Network, which serves the town’s seniors.