Cyclists ask governor to include bike lanes in highway funds

Jun 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Bicycling, Featured Story, Transportation

New Haven’s intrepid cyclists politely crashed an I-95 groundbreaking with a show of pedal power and a written plea to the governor: While you prepare to spend another $357 million on cars, consider spending some more money on bike paths too.

Malloy reads the letter from Elm City Cyclists (photo: Jacob Cohn, New Haven Independent)

Malloy reads the letter from Elm City Cyclists (photo: Jacob Cohn, New Haven Independent)

Eight members of the Elm City Cycling (ECC) advocacy group rode en masse to the event Monday afternoon on Brewery Street and succeeded in delivering their plea in letter form to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Malloy was in town for the groundbreaking on a project to rebuild the I-95/I-91 interchange to fit in with the new Q Bridge and wipe out left-hand exits and entrances. It’s a $357 million part of the overall ongoing $2.2 billion billion I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program. (Click here to read about the height-scaling most recent portion that was completed, and here for another part that activists succeeded in stalling.)

Read more here: Dear Dan | New Haven Independent.

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