Elm City Cycling members reported seeing bike lanes and re-striped pedestrian crosswalks being created on Howard Avenue.
There are also rumors that bike lanes will be painted on a large section of Dixwell Avenue this summer, along with a few other complete streets projects around the city.
These two projects have been on the Elm City Cycling request docket since 2002 or 2003, and listed in several of the group’s more recent annual bike plans as well.
Again, from Elm City Cycling member Mark Abraham:
The city received nearly $1,000,000 as of March 2012 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-R) program, which was funded directly through ARRA, and transportation programs in the New Haven region have also recently received tens of millions of dollars through ARRA – for example through SCRCOG, the stimulus dollars (STP-RR) covered much of the cost of Congress and Quinnipiac. TIGER II grants (for Route 34) were not directly funded by ARRA, but that program was initially started through it.
I just wanted to give credit to the Feds for passing ARRA! The funding for many of our current public infrastructure projects most likely would not have been available without it.