Update: Woodstock Early got so caught up in the rhythms of “bump-out” that she failed to discern the technical term is “bulb-out”..In whichever case, it is one of those absurd terms that makes our little beady eyes glaze over..WEB
The Village Trustees are following recommendations of a bicycle/pedestrian safety committee in applying for a State of Vermont grant to construct a “safety island” at the end of South Street where it intersects with South Park Street at the Village Green.
The grant is administered by VTrans and, at this point, not all the details are worked out for specifically how the island would be constructed.
In their application, Trustees pledged to pay 12% of the total grant cost. It is estimated at about 70K dollars.
Lots of discussions about something called “bump outs” which are parts of an island that go into the street a bit and are often used for “traffic calming”. After repeating the word about a thousand times, creating a virtual “bump-out” hypnosis in the audience, Trustees decided “bump-outs” would not be necessary and left them off the application.
The VTrans Bike/Pedestrian grant program has 2M at its disposal for this kind of project statewide.