AM-Implementation Projects

2018 CRCOG Regional Sustainability Award Winner

The Town of Windsor Locks was a recipient of the 2018 CRCOG Regional Sustainability Award for its long-term Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning, strategic assessment and implementation efforts that have collectively sparked the rebirth of its downtown commercial district. Windsor Locks lost its Main Street in the early 1960s due to some development missteps which devastated the Main Street commercial district. Since 2007, the Town has worked with its community to begin planning and redeveloping their Main Street. Key ingredients of […]

CTfastrak: Connecticut’s First Bus Rapid Transit System

Launched on March 28, 2015, the state’s first Bus Rapid Transit System combines the fast, traffic-free advantages of a train with the frequent, direct and flexible benefits of a bus. Click here to view a how-to-ride video about this high-tech, eco-friendly, convenient transportation system that was designed to improve mobility and serve as an economic engine for Central Connecticut. For more information on CTfastrak, including service maps, routes and schedules, fares and more, visit the program’s website.

The Hartford Line: Connecting New Haven, Hartford, Springfield and Beyond

In late 2016, the Hartford Line will bring important passenger rail service to the region and will facilitate enhanced service to Massachusetts, Vermont and eventually Montreal. A key component of a robust and vibrant multi-modal regional transportation center, the new service will connect communities, generate sustainable economic growth, help build energy independence, and provide links to travel corridors and markets within and beyond the region. For more information, visit the program’s website.

Capitol Region Bicycle Friendly Communities and Businesses

Six Capitol Region Communities have been designated as Bicycle Friendly Communities by the League of American Bicyclists. In addition, the region has four of the state’s six Bicycle Friendly Businesses. The Bicycle Friendly Community and Business Status is separated into five levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. The level of the designation depends upon community and business achievement in each of the “five E’s”– Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation & Planning. Each of the Bike Friendly […]

Farmington – Bronze

The Town of Farmington received its Bicycle Friendly Community Status in spring 2014. Its Bronze status is characterized by a bicycle plan that is currently being implemented, a bicycle advisory group as well as a bicycle advocacy group, good public education efforts including 63% of the local schools offering bicycle education and 30% of arterial roads with bike lanes.

Glastonbury – Bronze

The Town of Glastonbury received its Bicycle Friendly Community Status in spring 2015 at the Bronze level. Over the past several years, Bike Walk Glastonbury and the town’s Bicycle Advocacy Group have collaborated to introduce bicycle safety education in the Public School curriculum and to hold Glastonbury’s first Annual Bike/Walk to School Day. The town has also installed new bike racks and “Share the Road” signs among other modifications to make roadways safer and more inviting for cyclists.

Simsbury – Silver

The Town of Simsbury received its Bicycle Friendly Community Status – first in spring 2012 at the Bronze level and then in fall 2014 it was upgraded to Silver. Its new Silver status is characterized by a bicycle plan that is currently being implemented, a very active bicycle advisory group as well as a bicycle advocacy group, good public education efforts including 59% of the local schools offering bicycle education and 35% of arterial roads with bike lanes.

South Windsor – Bronze

The Town of South Windsor received its Bicycle Friendly Community Status in 2012. Its Bronze status is characterized by a bicycle plan, a bicycle advisory group, good public education efforts including 26-50% of the local schools offering bicycle education and 1-25% of arterial roads with bike dedicated bicycle facilities.

West Hartford – Bronze

The Town of West Hartford received its Bicycle Friendly Community Status in spring 2014. Its Bronze status is characterized by a bicycle plan that is currently being implemented, a bicycle advisory group, good public education efforts including 63% of the local schools offering bicycle education and 30% of arterial roads with bike lanes.

New Britain – Bronze

The City of New Britain received its Bicycle Friendly Community Status in fall 2014. Its Bronze status is characterized by a plan that is currently being implemented, a successful Bike New Britain initiative. Similar to New Britain’s Complete Streets work, Bike Friendly Community Status came after the city completed a Master Plan that studied linking the city’s parks, schools, downtown, and CTfastrak, and then quickly implemented a program that installed striping and signage for bike lanes and sharrows city-wide. The […]

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