SWRPA Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
The purpose of the study is to identify policies and activities that increase the use, safety, and convenience of bicycling and walking in Connecticut's South Western Region and to promote bicycling and walking as integral components of the Region's multi-modal transportation system.
Primary project objectives are as follows:
- To establish bicycle and pedestrian policies that provide a framework for local and regional planning;
- To actively involve federal, state, and local stakeholders in the development of the regional bicycle and pedestrian plan;
- To educate federal, state, and local policy-makers, as well as the general public, about the benefits of incorporating bicycles and pedestrians into transportation improvement projects;
- To focus attention on creating Safe Routes to School;
- To encourage healthier lifestyles that include bicycling and walking;
- To address pedestrian safety issues important to older adults;
- To identify hazardous locations for cyclists and pedestrians through the collection and analysis of accident data and develop projects to enhance safety at the identified locations;
- To identify regional bicycle and pedestrian priorities and recommend specific projects for implementation over a 20-year period.
The plan will be developed over a period of approximately eighteen months. The completed plan will recommend policies and prioritize projects that increase the use, safety, and convenience of bicycling and walking in the Region. The public is encouraged to provide input and feedback on the study's findings and proposals.
- Plan Documents
- Executive Summary
- Final Report
- Maps and Graphics
South Western Regional Planning Agency
If you have questions or would like further information, please contact:
Alex Karman, AICP
Senior Transportation Planner
888 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901
Bike-Ped Funding Workshop
Bike Walk Connecticut, CRCOG, and CTDOT will host a free workshop on bicycle and pedestrian funding on Friday, November 4, 8.30a - 4.30p at CCSU in New Britain. Please see the flyer for more information: Bike-Ped Funding Workshop Flyer (pdf, 59 kb)