In the 11th episode of “Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo leads a spin class with Mayor Miro Weinberger and City Council President Kurt Wright while discussing Burlington’s Great Streets project and how it’s impacting both car and pedestrian access to the city.
Ali Dieng ran largely on a campaign pledge that he would strictly adhere to voting with his constituents in Ward 7. That promise didn’t last even past the gavel strike of his first vote.
Ali Dieng’s first chance to keep his promise comes on Monday as City Council will vote on a proposal to change North Avenue from four lanes to two to make room for bicyclists.
“As I am doing my sign waves during the campaign, cars are stopped and backed up. Even the emission effect of this traffic isn’t good.”