Bicycling

Laura Baum takes the lead at Bike Walk Connecticut

Feb 7th, 2014 | By
Laura Baum (contributed)

“I am eager to help Bike Walk Connecticut work to make this state a safer and more fun place to bike and walk,” said Baum. “From educating kids, to promoting complete streets, Bike Walk Connecticut is making a difference every day and I’m proud to be a part of it.”



Schumer: Amtrak to test bikes on Ethan Allen line

Jul 17th, 2013 | By
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Amtrak will allow bikes on board specially fitted cafe cars on their Ethan Allen line running from New York to Vermont.



Unprecedented Bicycle Infrastructure Project Planned for New Haven Suggests a Changing Mindset at ConnDOT

May 10th, 2013 | By

It’s a groundbreaking step for New Haven as well as ConnDOT, which had to sign off on the proposal because Route 1 is a state road. It also represents a major victory for local advocates like Elm City Cycling, who have pushed New Haven to think big and embrace cycle tracks and other protected bike infrastructure.



Read the Merritt Parkway Trail Alliance Newsletter

Apr 17th, 2013 | By

Will you join us in supporting the Trail as a recreational and public health amenity, an alternative way to experience and appreciate the Merritt Parkway, a critical link in the East Coast Greenway and a non-motorized transportation alternative for communities? Click on this Environmental Headline for more from MPTA.



Farmington Aims To Be Bicycle-Friendly

Jan 17th, 2013 | By

Farmington is pedaling toward a special distinction – to be named a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” Click here for more from The Hartford Courant.



The First Step To Rebuilding Niantic’s Boardwalk

Dec 8th, 2012 | By

The Town of East Lyme wants to work with Amtrak to rebuild the boardwalk which was tattered and torn by Irene and all but destroyed by Sandy. Congressman Joe Courtney pledges to help broker that deal. Tropical Storm Irene dealt the first blow, washing away enough portions of the pathway to render it unusable this

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Yale Graduate Student Assembly proposes infrastructure improvements to increase bicycle safety

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

The Yale Graduate Student Assembly, an elected body that represents the University’s approximately 3000 graduate students, is interested in increasing the safety of transportation to and around the Yale campus for all road users. This document was modeled on the Elm city Cycling 2010 bike plan for New Haven and focuses on improvements to and through the Yale Campus.



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.



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?



Bridgeport hopes to start a bike-sharing program

May 8th, 2012 | By

The Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency has applied for a $150,000 grant that would set up a professional bike-sharing program.



Merritt Parkway Trail workshop raises hopes and concerns for 40-mile trail from NY to Stratford (update)

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

A public workshop on the Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail Feasability Study that took place at Osborn Elementary School in Fairfield Tuesday night was aimed at uncovering concerns and opportunities and suggestions the Connecticut Department of Transportation could consider implementing if the trail ever comes to fruition. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Environmental Headlines.



Rails to Trails advocates threaten potential scenic commuter rail corridor

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

A critical passenger railroad right-of-way corridor is under attack by rails to trails advocates. Their plan would eliminate the possibility of direct passenger rail service between New London and Hartford. If revived as a passenger rail corridor, this could be one of the most spectacular scenic train rides in New England.



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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Say whether you want bike hooks on trains

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metro-North Railroad (MNR) are requesting customer feedback on the pilot study of bike mounts on the New Haven Rail Line.



Dave Bonan celebrates 10 years as commuter cyclist

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

Dave Bonan Gave Away His Car In 2001 And Has Since Logged Thousands Of Miles On His Bike



State to perform $1.4 million Merritt bike trail study

Jun 28th, 2011 | By

After nearly two decades on the drawing board, supporters of a planned 37.3-mile bicycle and pedestrian path on the historically designated Merritt Parkway hope a pending $1.4 million study to consider the envisioned route will help move the project forward.



Cyclists ask governor to include bike lanes in highway funds

Jun 24th, 2011 | By

New Haven’s intrepid cyclists politely crashed an I-95 groundbreaking with a show of pedal power and a written plea to the governor: While you prepare to spend another $357 million on cars, consider spending some more money on bike paths too.



Courant Editorial: Congress should not cut bike lanes funds

Jun 5th, 2011 | By

With its unique assets, you might think the country’s leaders would be foursquare behind the two-wheeler and support pro-biking policies. Unfortunately, you would be wrong.



New state website focuses on safety of bicyclists

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

Bicyclists are finding numerous flaws and inefficiencies in ctbikemap.org, which launched this year to alert riders of hazardous conditions on state roads.