Posts Tagged ‘ Safe Streets ’

Cyclists, Pedestrians Campaign Again For Protection On Roads

Mar 17th, 2014 | By

After years of getting tantalizingly close, advocates for pedestrians and cyclists are campaigning again to pass a “vulnerable user” law in Connecticut. The goal is to make careless motorcyclists, car drivers and truckers behave more responsibly on the highways. For more on this story, visit: Cyclists, Pedestrians Campaign Again For Protection On Roads – Courant.com.



Pedestrians concerned about New Haven traffic safety

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

In light of Mayor Toni Harp’s call for heightened pedestrian safety in her State of the City address, concerns persist for the safety of certain intersections on Yale’s campus. For more on this story, visit: Pedestrians concerned about traffic safety | Yale Daily News.



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.



Safe Streets Message Spreads in New Haven

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

At a spot where a medical student was killed by a car four years ago, volunteers gathered Sunday to spread a traffic-calming message. Abigail Roth, one of the event organizers, sent in the following report: The city’s Street Smarts campaign became more visible at the busy intersections around Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Smilow Cancer

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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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Advocates pleased with New Haven safe streets efforts, but say much work remains (video, document)

Aug 30th, 2011 | By

Advocates have high praise for city officials and their efforts to kick-start safe streets legislation. But, going forward, they want faster implementation and the clear application of the standards to all city streets.



Windsor Locks Bicyclist’s Death Spurs Legislative Interest

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By

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.



New Haven aldermen delay vote on Route 34 grant

Nov 17th, 2010 | By

TIGER grants are proving instrumental in achieving “Complete Streets,” a nationwide and increasingly bipartisan effort to create more livable streets that accommodate walkers, joggers and bicyclists.