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 work was performed under the city’s Bike New Britain initiative which is supported by a strong advocacy group, and also involved other activities like bike safety education for children and an active social media campaign.