Route 7 Travel Options Implementation Plan
The objective of this study is to prepare a transit and transportation demand management plan for the Route 7 corridor. The study aims to reduce traffic congestion and to increase mobility through the corridor, and provide travel options to commuters. The study's overall benefit, if implemented, will be an improved quality of life for commuters and residents in the corridor communities.
The Route 7 corridor between Norwalk and New Milford, Connecticut is a critical north-south transportation corridor linking high-density employment centers with rapidly growing residential communities. Many of the surrounding communities are experiencing significant increases in population in concert with the recent emergence of economic activity and employment opportunities adjacent to the corridor. This is particularly true in the municipalities of Stamford, Greenwich, and Norwalk where much of the job growth is concentrated. It is also true for several of the towns on the northern end of the Route 7 study corridor such as Bethel, Brookfield and New Milford where some of the fastest growing residential areas in the state are located. These regional population and employment trends are expected to continue with strong job growth in metropolitan New York City and along the I-95 corridor, coupled with strong residential growth at the northern end of the Route 7 corridor study area. As employment and population grows, so to does the travel demand. As such, the Route 7 corridor has experienced increasing demands, congestion, air pollution, and safety issues.
The study scope consists of the following 5 major tasks including:
- Identification of Existing Conditions and Issues,
- Development of Improvement Recommendations including Institutional Recommendations,
- Evaluation of Financial Considerations including Cost Estimates and Potential Funding Sources,
- Identification of the Benefits from Plan Implementation, and
- Market Research.
South Western Regional Planning Agency
Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
KKO and Associates, Inc.
If you have comments or would like additional information, please contact:
Senior Regional Transportation Coordinator
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
The study products are not available as yet, but will include:
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