Bike Access In Vermont
07/16/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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In Vermont, particularly this time of year, you see people on bikes everywhere, both commuting and riding for pleasure. A recent national survey ranked Vermont as the 18th state nationwide when it comes to bike friendliness. We talk bike access, and what the state and towns are doing to improve it, with Nancy Schulz, executive director of the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition.
Also on the program, last week Governor Peter Shumlin held a press conference to explain allegations that a Vermont State Police officer had gamed the system and charged the state and municipalities for overtime hours he didn't work. A lot of hours: Sergeant Jim Deeghan's base salary was just over $78,000 but he made an additional $58,000 in overtime. Officials say most officers make $30,000 in overtime each year. We talk to Burlington Free Press reporter Mike Donoghue, who broke the story, and has continued to follow it.