It can be unbearably frustrating how slow street, transit, and built environment projects take. CTfastrak was a concept that germinated 30 years ago. We have been talking about the I-84 Project for years, and it is planned to start in 2022 – five years away. How can we make changes RIGHT NOW that improve our […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The tide is turning to recognize and develop multi-modal transportation networks that are safe and sustainable in Hartford and the wider region. Now is a critical time for residents and advocates to engage and keep up the momentum. There are important opportunities coming up in March and April, and our job is to keep you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is Tony C – I was riding home from dropping off bus passes at Hartford schools for an exciting high school internship program, and I noticed what might be the single widest traffic lane in all of Hartford – Edward Street. The pavement was new and the paint was fresh, paved within the last […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
*** Extended to February 14th. We need more snow! *** First – What the heck is a Sneckdown? – “The snow is doing what the traffic engineers won’t do: narrowing the streets, slowing people down. It’s showing the places drivers and people don’t go. It’s creating “snowy neckdowns” or sneckdowns.” Sneckdowns are a free, low-impact traffic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hartford is the Cradle of Cycling in the United States On Saturday, December 3rd we gathered in historic Pope Park to celebrate Hartford’s recognition as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The location of the celebration was intentional. Colonel Albert Pope, the Columbia Bicycle Company, the late 19th century bicycle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hartford, and the greater Hartford region, is at an infrastructure turning point. A large amount of our state’s infrastructure is approaching major renovation or reconstruction. It is exciting to see the focus at the national, state, and local level turning to sustainable and safe human scale transportation – timeline below. Now that the tide […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is huge folks. As someone who has watched other cities successfully shift to a more human scale, safe, and multi-modal transportation model, I am ecstatic to see two major puzzle pieces come together in Hartford. The speed at which Hartford is moving toward an integrated transportation philosophy has been lightning fast. Infrastructure projects (like […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Remember to support BiCi Co’s Fall 2016 Membership and Fundraising Campaign. We can’t do this without you! This is Tony C. Dropping in with some thoughts from the BiCi Tour. I landed in Madison, Wisconsin yesterday and found myself in a magical land of bustling urban development, bicycle infrastructure, and feet on the street. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.