Bright Light's Project; Go Green
Our project, the Bright Light's Project, for Money, Energy and Power class, is aimed at benefiting the Hinesburg community.
We have identified the traffic light at the intersection of CVU Rd/ Shelburne Falls Road and Route 116 as a system that can be improved and made more efficient. We have found that many CVU students and citizens of Hinesburg to be idling in large amounts of unnecessary traffic.
The light for Route 116 does not allow for the people turning left onto CVU Rd to safely do so. This is because drivers coming north from the town of Hinesburg create a constant flow of traffic that builds up, so when Route 116 going South light turns green, drivers turning left onto CVU Rd are blocked. This creates a large problem mainly in the morning when students of CVU are trying to get to school.
However the students are not the only ones affected. Citizens of Hinesburg who are trying to go straight through the light are blocked by the cars waiting to turn left.
Our goal is to help reduce environmental pollution from idling, maintain a steady traffic flow through CVU Rd and Hinesburg, and help the public save gas money.
To do this we will encourage the state to reprogram the light so that Route 116 going South gets a green light before Route 116 North does. This will allow for several people to get through the light, including people turning left, before the Northbound traffic receives a green light.
We would like you to take ten seconds out of your day to sign our petition to change the light on Route 116. Changing the light will limit the amount of unnecessary traffic and idling.
Thank you for your time,
Keller Longchamp, Nicole Bouffard,
Amelia Dodds, Jack Carnahan