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West Hartford Will Host Meeting for Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

West Hartford will host a public meeting regarding the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Map Update. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is holding several public meetings, including one in West Hartford, to gather public input for the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Map Update.

West Hartford will host a public meeting regarding the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Map Update. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

West Hartford will host a public meeting regarding the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Map Update. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

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Do you walk or bike in or around West Hartford, and beyond? Would you like a say in changes to sidewalk, intersection, or bicycle facilities? Come to the West Hartford public meeting and tell us what you think!

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct four public meetings to present information and gather input on the 2017 Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Map Update. The purpose of these meetings is to introduce the public to the update process as well as showcase preliminary findings with the opportunity to share thoughts and provide feedback on draft recommendations.

This is an opportunity for community members to obtain information and share their thoughts on what should be included in both the Plan and Map Updates. The study team will be available to discuss actions and accomplishments since the last Plan was developed in 2009 as well as how the state will move forward with a proposed bicycle network.

The public meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the New Haven Free Public Library – Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St., New Haven
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Student Center Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St., Willimantic
  • Wednesday, November 30, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Library – Main Branch, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield

All meetings will have the same content and format. Each will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an informal interactive open house session. A brief presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by a discussion period. CTDOT and members of the study team, Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut, will be available at each meeting to discuss the Update and answer questions.

Directions and parking information for the four public meeting locations are available at http://www.ctbikepedplan.org/public_meetings.html. Additional information on the Plan and Map Update can be obtained on the project website at http://www.ctbikepedplan.org/.

The meeting facilities are ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department of Transportation’s Office of Communications (voice only) at 860-594-3062 at least five working days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to requests for assistance.

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