- CRCOG Regional Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan
As part of its Active Transportation Initiative, CRCOG completed work on a new CRCOG Regional Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan and the Policy Board adopted the Ped/Bike plan in April 2008. Active Transportation is a movement that recognizes the importance of active modes of travel, walking and bicycling, as integral parts of our transportation system. This document builds upon CRCOG’s previous regional bike and pedestrian plans (2000 & 2005), to create a results oriented program that will make the region more bikeable and walkable. The goal of the plan is quite simple, to create a plan that will lead to significant shifts in the numbers of people who choose to walk and bicycle for regular transportation. To view the CRCOG Regional Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan and related documents, visit http://www.crcog.org/transportation/bicycle/bp_plan.html.
- Bridgeport Complete Streets Policy & Action Plan: Ch. 3 Bike & Pedestrian Safety
The City of Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut and is home to five major vehicular transportation corridors. Because of the dense concentration of automobile and truck traffic in and around the city, pedestrians and bicyclists face numerous challenges. The Complete Streets report addresses and offers solutions to these challenges. Chapter three of this report is a model for other cities and regions as it compares Bridgeport’s bicycle and pedestrian safety to other major cities in the state.
For the full report, click here.
- Smart Growth America’s National Complete Street Coalition 2014 Pedestrian Fatality Report
Dangerous by Design is a national report on the epidemic of pedestrian fatalities and what can be done to prevent these deaths. Dangerous by Design 2016 crunches the numbers on ten years of pedestrian fatality data, looking at where these fatalities happen and who’s most at risk, and makes specific recommendations at the national and state levels.
Click here to download the full report.
- Complete Streets Master Plan for Downtown New Britain
The Complete Streets Master Plan for Downtown New Britain is intended to serve as a guide for creating a more pedestrian-friendly, attractive and livable environment throughout the downtown area in preparation for the 2015 opening of the $572 million CTfastrak (Bus Rapid Transit) project. This Master Plan serves as a continuation of work that was identified in the City’s 2008 Downtown Development Plan, which recognized the need to make the downtown road network safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Road diets, shared parking and the first head out, angled parking spaces in the state are highlighted as part of the improvements strategy.
NEW-Check out this great video showcasing how the City of New Britain embraced the Complete Streets concept!
- City of New Haven Complete Streets Design Manual
Adopted in 2010, the City of New Haven Complete Streets Design Manual fulfills a 2008 mandate to create a document to promote the development of progressive design guidelines. It provides technical guidance on the building, rebuilding, repair and rehabilitation of city streets with the intent of balancing the needs of all users. This comprehensive Manual includes the City’s Complete Streets policy, ordinance and a detailed complete streets toolbox, highlights guiding principles and contains standard engineering details.
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- Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros
This report, conducted by The George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis in conjunction with LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, a coalition of Smart Growth America, identifies each metro’s WalkUPs (walkable urban places) and ranks the top 30 U.S. metropolitan areas. Foot Traffic Ahead examines what percent of a metro area’s office and retail space is collected in walkable places, shows the connection between walkable places, education levels and regional wealth, and explores a market trend that indicates the end of sprawl among the highest ranked metros. Additionally, a series of forward-looking metrics examine the future development patterns in the 30 metro areas to predict how walkable or how sprawling their future development is likely to be.
- The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2017
In November 2017, the Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition published a report on twelve communities that have made significant advancements in developing comprehensive and successful Complete Streets policies. Currently, only 712 jurisdictions in the United States have adopted a Complete Streets development model. These policies have not only made streets safer for all users, but they also make the community more functional and connected to opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, incomes, ethnicities and modes of travel. The report includes policy language implemented by the highlighted communities and lessons for how policy and decision-makers elsewhere can transform the way places are planned, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained.
- Metro Hartford Region Bike Share Plan, June 2014
To complement rail and bus transit initiatives, this study details the current conditions and feasibility of leveraging bike share programs across the region. The Greater Hartford Transit District (GHTD), the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and its funding partners—with additional planning and guidance from an advisory committee of public agencies, regional institutions, and the private sector—present a truly collaborative plan for determining if and where bike share makes sense; complete with a market analysis, cost and ridership estimates, and program goals. The plan goes one step further in proposing a “next steps” blueprint for how bike share can be implemented effectively to connect transit to neighborhoods, spur economic activity, and encourage physical activity.
- 2015 Age-Friendly: Inspiring Communities Report
AARP International looked at efforts in the United States and worldwide to identify projects and programs that are worth sharing and, when possible, replicating. The 2015 Age-Friendly: Inspiring Communities Report presents a collection of age-friendly “good practices” and features 16 communities. The report is organized according to which of the World Health Organization’s “8 Domains of Age-Friendliness” (referred to in the U.S. as the “8 Domains of Livability”) the work most represents. However, since the efforts underway in each community touch upon needs in multiple domains, sub-domains are identified as well. Individually and together, the case studies show the inspiring work now underway to meet the needs of older adults. Creating great places for people of all ages enables older residents to participate in community life.
Click here to access the report and review the sections on Outdoor Spaces and Buildings (Domain 1) and Transportation (Domain 2).