The Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Annual Report is a must-read for anyone riding a bicycle or driving a car in Connecticut. It addresses *all* aspects of pedaling including traffic, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, environmental and health aspects to putting places on trains where commuters can put their bikes. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
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The complete route extends from Unquowa Road to Fairfield Ludlowe High School, continues toward Tomlinson Middle School, and ends at the Fairfield Theatre Company, according to Andrew Graceffa, chair of both the Fairfield Bike Walk Coalition and the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee. For more on this story, visit: Signage, Striping to Mark
Yale and Princeton are already among the nation’s elite colleges. Now they’re among the top universities when it comes to bicycling, too. Today the League announced the designation of nine new Bicycle Friendly Universities, growing the program to 44 colleges in 25 states.
The Urban Street Design Guide takes a bold step to write a new blueprint for American city streets, based on the principle that streets are spaces for people and commerce as well as arteries for traffic. Click on this environmental headline for more about the Urban Street Design Guide.
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A bevy of laws pertain to bicycling in Connecticut, but the question is whether cyclists, motorists and even police departments are aware of them. via Cyclists And Drivers Share The Road In Ridgefield | The Ridgefield Daily Voice.
In a letter to Joseph H. Boardman, President, Amtrak, Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling, along with 70 co-signatories, asks Amtrak to draw on the success of the California Amtrak lines “in devising simple, low-cost ways to accommodate bicycles on all Amtrak trains nationwide.” Click on this environmental headline to read the letter.
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
May is National Bike Month and this year’s theme is One Ride, Many Reasons. To highlight and celebrate the many benefits of bicycling, throughout May the League of American Bicyclists will bring you the personal reflections and inspirations of a diverse collections of bicyclists from coast to coast with daily 31 Days, 31 Reasons blog feature. And who better to kick it off than the U.S. Secretary of Transportation himself?
“Americans now walk the least of any industrialized nation in the world,” says writer Tom Vanderbilt. To find out why that is, Vanderbilt has been exploring how towns are built, how Americans view walking — and what might be done to get them moving around on their own two feet. Talking with Morning Edition co-host
Connecticut transportation officials are asking the public to comment on a proposed hiking and biking trail along the Merritt Parkway. The Connecticut Department of Transportation has scheduled a public workshop Thursday at the Stamford Government Center. Other meetings are scheduled for Monday in Greenwich Town Hall, Outback Teen Center in New Canaan on April 3
… (Bike Walk CT does) not condone reckless behavior on the part of cyclists and pedestrians. But, would Nursick also say that no more road improvements will be made until all motor vehicle operators cooperate by obeying traffic laws? The state Department of Transportation knows how to design and build roads that are safe for
The General Assembly has passed a number of laws in recent years to protect bicyclists. Motorists must give bicyclists a three-foot clearance on the road, for example. Cars cannot overtake a bicycle traveling in the same direction and “cut it off,” or make an abrupt right turn in front of the bicycle rider. These are
This week, Connecticut Post reporters have been walking, biking and taking trains and cars to work and facing the challenge of getting around mass transit’s missing links. Read more about this story by clicking on this environmental headline above.
This week, the Alliance for Biking and Walking released its 2012 Benchmarking Report, and the timing is impeccable. As Streetsblog points out, the release coincides with the soon-to-appear national surface transportation bill, and in the tri-state region, it comes just after state legislatures have gotten into full swing. With statistics, case studies and loads of
After years of lagging far behind, Connecticut made a big jump this year in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual ranking of Bike Friendly States. Connecticut moved from 40th (behind places like icy-assed Alaska) last year into 21st place in the League’s 2011 rankings. The bad news is Connecticut is continuing to get lousy grades
According to the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and Wonderful Copenhagen, the official tourism organisation for Denmark, the sheer success of the drive to get more locals and tourists on bikes is creating a dangerous, intimidating and unpleasant climate for cyclists in the city. Read more here: Copenhagen’s novel problem: too many cyclists | Amelia Hill |
Richard Stowe writes: Bicycling can be practical and enjoyable on warm nights, but it’s important to see, or be seen on New Canaan’s dark roads. Light & Motion, whose sustainable business practices wins awards, designs and manufactures all of its bike lights in Monterey; its lightweight helmet-mounted headlight/taillight, rechargeable via smart phones, is designed with women and children in mind.
HARTFORD — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide limited immunity from lawsuits to municipalities that open their land to the public for recreational use.
The arrest of an off-duty Windsor Locks police officer in the Oct. 29 accident that killed a 15-year-old bicyclist is prompting legislative leaders to consider revamping standards by which candidates for police work are trained and evaluated. via Windsor Locks Bicyclist’s Death Spurs Legislative Interest – CTnow.
With Chairman of the Connecticut Greenways Council Bill O’Neill by her side Friday, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced funding that will help close gaps along the 10-mile trail so it can stretch from the banks of the Connecticut River in East Hartford to the Hop River multiuse trail in Bolton.
Friday’s announcement took place in front of a milelong segment of the trail that’s under construction from Gardner to Highland streets.