Posts Tagged ‘ bicycling ’

Milford To Install New Bike Racks — seeking input from residents

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Milford Mayor Ben Blake announced that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance the Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the mayor is seeking the assistance of residents to help select appropriate and accessible sites for

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CT Walk-Friendly, Bike-Friendly Town Survey 2014 — take it

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

Bike Walk CT is doing an internet survey of biking and walking in every CT town.

50+ Farmington Canal Bicycle Club Being Formed

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

The Hamden/North Haven Advisor reports an opportunity to join mature cyclists with similar interests to ride and explore this beautiful resource that runs from New Haven to Cheshire and beyond. The objective of this club is to provide members recreational rides with 10-20 mile goals to start. Members depart from the Sherman Avenue car / bike lot in Hamden

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Complete streets, share-the-road and commuter trains top CTBPAB Annual Report

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

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.

Signage, Striping to Mark Mill Plain Road Bike Route

May 6th, 2013 | By

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

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Ivy League Goes Green with Bicycle Friendly Universities

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

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.

Urban Street Design Guide Overview

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

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.

Cyclists And Drivers Share The Road In Ridgefield

Jul 17th, 2012 | By

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.

Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling addresses bikes on trains in letter to Amtrak President

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

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.

New Haven gets new bike lanes between YNH and City Point (update)

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

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

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Why I Ride: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood

May 12th, 2012 | By

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 Do Not Walk The Walk, And That’s A Growing Problem | NPR

Apr 17th, 2012 | By

“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

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Connecticut officials ask for public input on plan for hiking, biking trail along Merritt Parkway

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

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

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LETTER: Attitude on bike, pedestrian safety decried

Mar 19th, 2012 | By

… (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

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DMV Right To Put Bike Questions On Driver’s Test

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

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

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Get There: Public transit users face many challenges | CT Post

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By

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.

Alliance for Biking & Walking Releases 2012 Benchmarking Report

Jan 28th, 2012 | By

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

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Connecticut makes big jump on ‘Bike Friendly’ listing, but still has a long way to go

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

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

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Copenhagen’s novel problem: too many cyclists

Oct 6th, 2011 | By

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 |

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EcoMan — Bike Month offers opportunity to reflect

Jun 20th, 2011 | By

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.