Crowd sets example by biking to work

May 24th, 2010 | By

BETHEL — To celebrate National Bike to Work Day, more than 50 employees of Cycling Sports Group, as well as Bethel’s first selectman and the executive director of Bike Walk Connecticut, biked to the old Bethel train station Friday, then traveled together to work. Cycling Sports Group, located on Trowbridge Drive, is made up of

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National Train Day New England, this 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8

May 7th, 2010 | By

National Train Day New England takes place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sat. May 8, 2010, in the West Waiting Room at New Haven Union Station, at New Haven Union Station, West Waiting Room, 50 Union Avenue New Haven, Connecticut. Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling is holding its 3rd Annual National Train Day celebration. The event will kick off

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Writer-actor John Leguizamo’s ‘green limo’ is saving the world

May 6th, 2010 | By

New York (CNN) — Biking gets you places faster, reduces your carbon footprint, lowers noise, makes you fit and lowers your stress level — unless you get impaled on the door of a suddenly opened cab or cut off by a guy from New Jersey. When writer-actor John Leguizamo shows up to do a show

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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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The Alliance for Biking and Walking releases Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2010 Benchmarking Report

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

States with the lowest levels of biking and walking have higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease A report released in January by the Alliance for Biking & Walking shows that lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S. Bicycling and Walking in

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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.

Doctor Is Busted For Walking?!!?

Apr 18th, 2010 | By

Last month the plucky Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance changed its name to Bike Walk Connecticut, to make the point that it is advocating for walkers as well as bikers. This is good, because despite the growing popularity of both activities, recent experience suggests they’ve got their work cut out for them.

Transportation’s bicycle policy hits potholes

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a weekend bicyclist, might consider keeping his head down and his helmet on. A backlash is brewing over his new bicycling policy. LaHood says the government is going to give bicycling — and walking, too — the same importance as automobiles in transportation planning and the selection of

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Hearing will seek ideas on public transportation in area

Apr 14th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing in Danbury Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, on public transportation, both in the region and statewide, and to hear suggestions for improvements. Among the issues that the the commission seeks comments on are:

America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

There are many important things a city can do to gain our consideration for this list: segregated bike lanes, municipal bike racks and bike boulevards, to name a few. If you have those things in your town, cyclists probably have the ear of the local government—another key factor.

A road less traveled: Guess where Richard Stowe is

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

Richard Stowe is enjoying his trip abroad. So far, it consists of friendly and helpful foreigners, breathtaking scenery, good road conditions (Richard gets around on a bicycle wherever he goes), recycling bins, public transportation, roundabouts, and no traffic lights?

Historian Hosley To Lead Bicyclists Along Trail Of Hartford’s Significant Sites

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By

Historian Bill Hosley will formally lead a Hartford history bicycle tour — a “Tour de Hartford” — as part of Connecticut’s observance of National Trails Day June 5. In Connecticut, the event will include more than 100 hikes, many of them traditional woodland hikes on foot, but others on bicycle or horseback. via Historian Hosley

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Water authority eyes more recreational land use

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

NORTH BRANFORD — The South Central Regional Water Authority is hoping to open more of its property in town to the public for recreational activities. Officials approached the Town Council earlier this month with a proposal to allow hiking and bicycling around Lake Gaillard, a reservoir owned by the water authority, though it may not

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Greenway routing study unveiled

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

BEACON FALLS — Imagine hopping on a bicycle in Torrington and riding it south along the Naugatuck River all the way to Derby, cutting through Naugatuck and Beacon Falls along the way, crossing pedestrian bridges over the river and highway, the path beneath your wheels alternating between asphalt sidewalks, dirt paths, gravel access roads and

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The Third Annual Smart Growth Conference, Today, 2 to 8 p.m., 950 Main St., Hartford

Mar 18th, 2010 | By

Below is a summary of the 14 workshops currently scheduled for the two afternoon break out sessions for our upcoming Smart Growth Conference on March 18.  You will have your choice of attending one workshop during each session.  There may be some unforeseen changes and/or adjustments to the workshops over the next ten days but

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National Bike Summit 2010 roundup

Mar 11th, 2010 | By

The 2010 edition of the National Bike Summit and the League of American Bicyclists annual meeting kicked off this morning in Washington DC. Much of the news has focused on Google enabling bicycle directions on Google Maps, but the main purpose of the Bike Summit is to organize, lobby politicians, and make LAB policy decisions.

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4th Annual Green Lifestyle Fair on Saturday, March 27, 2010, Westbrook

Mar 10th, 2010 | By

Shoreline League of Democratic Women Hosts their 4th Annual Green Lifestyle Fair, on Saturday, March 27, 2010, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook, CT. This free event features Energy Alternatives, Green Home and Consumer Products, Consultants and Service Providers, Energy and Environmental Advocates.

Weekend Bicycle Trek Puts Spotlight On Hopes For High-Speed Rail –

Mar 9th, 2010 | By

As the riders rested outside the Capitol on Monday, House Speaker Chris Donovan and Rep. David McCluskey, D-West Hartford, pledged to bring legislators, state congressional members and Gov. M. Jodi Rell together to set strategy for landing the hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid that will be needed to build a system for

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Analysis of Connecticut Transportation Spending Shows More Balanced Priorities

Mar 1st, 2010 | By

An analysis of Connecticut’s 2010 to 2013 transportation plan reveals that the agency is spending more on road and bridge repair, public transportation, and cycling and walking projects, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign reported. Tracking the Dollars: A Review of Projected Transportation Spending in Connecticut, 2010-2013, is based on an exhaustive analysis of the 2010-2013 Statewide

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Denville hosts state’s first bicycle summit | | Daily Record

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

DENVILLE — Bicycle-friendly communities are few and far in between in New Jersey, but a Ramsey-based bicycling advocate group is pushing for reforms in communities statewide to ensure both drivers and cyclists can safely share the roads. Enacting those changes through education and legislation was the theme of the first Bicycle Summit in New Jersey,

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