Bike Walk Connecticut Getting New Director

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Georgette Yaindl, a bicycle advocate from Hawaii is relocating to West Hartford to head the Bike Walk Connecticut advocacy group.

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.

UConn to start bike-sharing program

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By

In its continuing efforts to cut campus pollution, University of Con­necticut staff and student leaders will actu­ally be taking a cue from the university’s past. The Undergraduate Student Government is working with the university’s Office of Environmental Policy, the Homer Babbidge Library and the EcoHusky student group to create a program called “UConn Cycles.” via

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Bikes, Pedestrians, Cars Play Nice at First Connecticut Bike Walk Summit

Nov 16th, 2010 | By

Bicycles and pedestrians are beginning to get some long-overdue attention as road users. About 150 people gathered at Central Connecticut State University for the state’s first Bike-Walk Summit Saturday, Nov. 13. Participants learned about the latest developments at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, heard about national trends in community planning such as “Complete Streets,” got

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Cyclists advocating for more train/bicycle access

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

Paul Hammer will explain the issue of bikes on trains at the next CT Rail Commuter Council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the CT DOT offices in New Haven.

UConn to test bicycle-sharing program on campus; ‘Good idea’: editorial

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

UConn’s Storrs campus is initiating a bike sharing program that will ease transportation around the sprawling campus, improve traffic congestion, help the environment and likely burn a few calories for those who do the pedaling.

Yalies start pedicab business to support nonprofits

Nov 8th, 2010 | By

In October, Paul Hammer, John Binford and Jongwook “Wookie” Kim officially launched CaBike!, a dream of theirs almost two years in the making.

Greenway would pass through brownfields

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

The recently-unveiled route for the Naugatuck River Greenway, a proposed 22-mile regional trail stretching from Thomaston to Beacon Falls and designed to promote local residents’ enjoyment of the outdoors, if built will run through several undeveloped borough-owned parcels. via Greenway would pass through brownfields | Citizen’s News.

New Haven cyclists promote street safety

Oct 18th, 2010 | By

Once a month, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Elm City Cycling, a New Haven nonprofit bicycling and advocacy group with more than 400 members, coordinates Bike to Work Day to encourage riding in New Haven. This effort began five years ago, said Elm City Cycling board member Melinda Tuhus. via New Haven cyclists promote

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An estimated 100,000 turn out for L.A.’s inaugural CicLAvia event

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

A 7 1/2-mile stretch of streets from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights that’s usually traffic-clogged becomes a peaceful thoroughfare for bikes, skateboards and pedestrians Sunday. For a few surreal hours Sunday, the car was stripped of its crown in Los Angeles and pavement was turned into playground. Well, in part of the city, anyway. Gasoline

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Growing Bridgeport ‘greener’

Oct 6th, 2010 | By

A bike path planned to run the length of Park Avenue in Bridgeport is only hitting first gear in the city’s long-range Be Green 2020 master plan.For the last two years, the city’s Sustainable Design Assessment Team has set a “greener” Bridgeport as one its major priorities in building a better place to live. Ted

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City Wants To Make More Room For Bikes

Oct 1st, 2010 | By

The next time someone puts up a building with 10 parking spots, the city wants two spots carved for bicycles, too. Cycling enthusiasts applauded the proposal—and pushed for more. The discussion took place at last week’s City Plan Commission meeting in City Hall, where city officials talked about ways to “green” some of its regulations.

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Ask AAA to Be a Part of America’s Transportation Future

Sep 21st, 2010 | By

The American Automobile Association (AAA) wants Congress to cut funds that support trail, biking and walking programs in order to funnel that money to the highway system. AAA has forgotten that bicyclists drive, support AAA, pay gas taxes and want balanced transportation systems that provide the choice to get around in a variety of ways.

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Old Saybrook racks up good record for bicycle storage

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

Old Saybrook – In a continuing effort to make bicycling a way of life here, the town recently installed bike racks in more than a dozen locations. via The Day – Old Saybrook racks up good record for bicycle storage | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Student bike share program revamped | Yale Daily News

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

In an effort to increase participation, YSEC and the Yale College Council overhauled the bike program over the summer: When the program first debuted last fall, students paid an annual fee of $10 and could borrow a bike for one day at a time. Now, the rental price has increased — to $5 a day,

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Weston Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee begins to rev up

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

The Board of Selectmen is going forward with a plan to create a committee that will explore ways to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access throughout Weston. At the selectmen’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 2, the board discussed a draft mission statement for the proposed Weston Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. via Weston Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

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Complete Streets Law Complete

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Alderman Yusuf Shah arrived by bus and planned to carpool home. Alderman Justin Elicker rode his bike. Despite a recent collision, Alderman Carl Goldfield planned to cycle, too, but had to change his plans. They all ended up at the same destination with the same result: at City Hall, voting for a plan to make

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Connecticut Commissioner Of Transportation Gets A Bicyclist’s View of Old Saybrook

Sep 7th, 2010 | By

On Friday, August 20th Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation Jeffrey Parker and Thomas Harley, Chief Engineer, joined Old Saybrook Selectman William Peace and the Old Saybrook Ad Hoc Committee on Bikeways for a bike tour of the town’s most heavily used bike routes. via Connecticut Commissioner Of Transportation Gets A Bicyclist’s View of

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Bicyclists Test West Hartford Road Safety

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

About 10 cyclists, who included members of advocacy group Bike Walk Connecticut and the town council, took a 10-mile spin to see what could be done to improve bike-car co-existence. Traffic in West Hartford make it a tougher place to cycle in than some more rural neighboring towns, Slifka said. Still, West Hartford set up

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State officials: Drivers must provide space for bicyclists

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched its 2010 “Share the Road” campaign, highlighting the “3-feet” law that went into effect in late 2008, designed to provide a buffer zone for bicyclists. The goal of the campaign is to improve the safety of all travelers, including bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrians, through awareness and education.

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