We don’t just ride bikes at BiCi Co. Sometimes we hit the streets on foot, a perfect medium for taking notes and making new friends. This Friday, June 9th friends of BiCi Co. and attendees at the Bike Walk Connecticut Annual Summit tactical urbanism training will head out for a 1.9 mile “walk audit.” We […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
First – The BIKELIFE Festival was amazing. Check out the photos here. Heaping thanks to all the volunteers and mechanics that helped make this 2nd Annual spring break event possible for Hartford youth and teens. Coupling bicycle safety training with fun, efficient, and independent transportation changes the game for our future leaders. Second – May […]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.
November is a busy month for bike rides and active transportation advocacy. We wanted to give you a list below of both, so you can choose where to make a difference. Just getting out and riding this time of year is a reward in and of itself, so don’t forget to enjoy the fall colors […]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.