Greenways

Still River Greenway closer to becoming a reality in Brookfield

Jun 11th, 2010 | By

BROOKFIELD — Town officials have long advocated for a 2-mile pedestrian walkway that would run along the Still River and meander through preserved open spaces, but an ever-inflating price tag rendered the project financially unrealistic. via Still River Greenway closer to becoming a reality in Brookfield – Connecticut Post.



Greenway along Merritt into Westchester is now more possible

Jun 8th, 2010 | By

The CT DOT says it is no longer standing in the way of plans to build a greenway trail along  the the Merritt Parkway 37.5 miles from, say, Rye Brook, NY, staying on bike paths, clear to the Housatonic River. The parkway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the trail advocates

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DEP: Governor Rell Commends Open Space Advocates

Jun 8th, 2010 | By

As part of the nationwide celebration of National Trails Day, which was Saturday, June 5, Gov. M. Jodi Rell commended 13 individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways — linear open space in Connecticut. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette joined Connecticut Greenways

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Town earns Greenway Award for Salmon Brook

Jun 7th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — As part of the nationwide celebration of National Trails Day, which is Saturday, June 5, Governor M. Jodi Rell commended 13 individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways/linear open space in Connecticut.



Ways To Improve Bike Safety: Letter to the Editor

Jun 7th, 2010 | By

Construction of the East Coast Greenway bike path through Connecticut deserves funding [editorial, May 29, “Build Trails, Mrs. Rell”]. This path will provide an economic boost, enable many to choose healthy active transportation and will entice many more to ride for exercise and recreation. But trails are not the only answer to improving bicycle safety

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Ives Trail earns state designation

Jun 4th, 2010 | By

The 15-mile Ives Trail, a hiking trail that will link open space in at least three local towns, has earned recognition as a state greenway. The Connecticut Greenways Council made the designation Friday in a ceremony in Putnam. via Ives Trail earns state designation – NewsTimes.



Build bike lanes in Connecticut

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

Bike paths The governor should commit to the East Coast Greenway Few investments address as many problems at once as multi-use trails. Trails provide a means to combat obesity, climate change and dependence on foreign oil. They enhance quality of life, reduce transportation costs and spur economic development (witness the bike shops, restaurants and guest

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Build bike lanes in Connecticut – Courant Editorial

May 29th, 2010 | By

Bike paths The governor should commit to the East Coast Greenway In the past month, three bicyclists have been badly injured — two critically — in collisions with cars. These awful accidents underscore the need to separate, wherever possible, the places where people drive cars from the places where they ride bikes. That means marked

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Litchfield Community Greenway plans its opening

May 29th, 2010 | By

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Community Greenway will be opening the first section of its recreational trail on Saturday, June 5, National Trails Day. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for the trail head on Bissell Road, near the entrance to White Memorial, at 3 p.m. with a hike on the newly marked trails to follow.

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Still River Greenway to open June 12 in Danbury

May 28th, 2010 | By

DANBURY — City officials have scheduled a ceremony and varied activities June 12 to celebrate the full opening of the Still River Greenway. via Still River Greenway to open June 12 in Danbury – Connecticut Post.



The Greenway Revolution

May 19th, 2010 | By

Greenways offer Valley residents and visitors a way to relate to their sustenance that is closer to what the early Hadley settlers enjoyed than at any time between now and then. Just as our ancestors could look out their windows to see where their meals came from—the livestock grazing on the green out front or

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Greenway Group to Open Trail

May 6th, 2010 | By

LITCHFIELD—The Litchfield Community Greenway will be opening the first section of its recreational trail on Saturday, June 5, which is National Trails Day.



Annual meeting of the Shoreline Greenway Trail (re-post)

May 6th, 2010 | By

The Shoreline GReenway Trail will ultimately run from Lighthouse Park in New Haven to Hammonasset State Park in Madison and link with other trails (e.g. Harbor Trail, Farmington Canal and East Coast Greenways). At the 6:15 p.m. business meeting, which takes place at the Guilford Free Library, Shoreline Greenway Trail members will hear reports from

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Southwick Rail Trail Opens | CBS 3 Springfield (video)

May 4th, 2010 | By

The Interstate Rails to Trails Network officially opened a three-mile stretch in Southwick Monday afternoon. The segment was actually completed several months ago, extending the Farmington Valley Greenway Trail continuously from New Haven, CT to Southwick. “You will see a lot of birds, it’s quiet, and it’s safe.” said Ronnie Darlington of Southwick, a frequent

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Southwick portion of Columbia Greenway Trail (New Haven to Northampton) set to open

May 2nd, 2010 | By

SOUTHWICK – Town officials Monday will officially open Phase I of the Southwick portion of an overall Columbia Greenway Trail that will eventually extend from New Haven, Conn., to Northampton. The ribbon cutting ceremony, which will include Suffield town officials, will also mark the construction start for Phase II, said Daniel D. Call, a Parks

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Area towns sharing equipment to manage Farmington Valley Greenway Trail

May 1st, 2010 | By

The towns of Avon, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, Granby, Farmington, Simsbury and Suffield celebrated the new regional effort with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Avon Public Works, 11 Arch Road, Avon. The public is invited to attend.



Rell Urged To Release Funds For Trail Linking Manchester And Bolton

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, along with Bolton’s conservation commission and planning and zoning commission, are urging Gov. M. Jodi Rell to release funds that would be used to complete a multi-use trail from Manchester to Bolton.



A Greenway for Litchfield

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

LITCHFIELD—The Litchfield Community Greenway organization is offering a program about the past of the Shepaug Railroad and the future of the former railbed on April 25 at the Bantam Borough Hall, from 3 to 5 p.m.



Greenway hikers’ cars block access to Torrington propane station

Apr 11th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — The Still River Greenway is proving so popular since its construction last summer, people are lining up to use it.



City Focuses On Future Of Greenway Project

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

Rep. Chris Murphy Tours Area Wednesday WATERBURY, Conn. — Waterbury is focusing on a future of its Greenway Project along the Naugatuck River.