Bike Walk Connecticut is a member-supported non-profit organization that works to make Connecticut a better place to bike and walk.
Our Mission Bike Walk Connecticut is changing the culture of transportation through advocacy and education to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible, and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut.
Our History Bike Walk Connecticut was formed in 2005 as the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance (CCBA) to advocate for bike-friendly facilities and policies in central Connecticut to benefit recreational and commuter cyclists. CCBA took over the Hartford Bike to Work program that an association of agencies and individuals started in 2000. CCBA received 501(C)(3) status in January 2006.
In April 2010, CCBA broadened its mission to include pedestrian issues, adopted a statewide focus, and changed its name to Bike Walk Connecticut.
Our Work Bike Walk Connecticut is the only organization working at the state level to make Connecticut a better place to bike and walk. We work:
With the state legislature to promote active transportation and laws that protect the rights of cyclists and pedestrians;
With state agency leaders, other policymakers, and other advocacy organizations to get good policies, practices and funding for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure;
To increase grassroots efforts to make communities better places to bike and walk;
At the federal level, working cooperatively with national organizations, such as the League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Biking and Walking, Transportation for America, and SmartGrowth America, to ensure continued funding for biking and walking projects.
Promoting active transportation as a cost-effective, zero-emissions, healthy mode of transportation
Educating elected officials and policy makers about active transportation as an economic development issue
Facilitating a multi-media Share the Road campaign
Full implementation of the complete streets law at the state level
Ensuring implementation of the Vulnerable Users Law
Educating the public about the Complete Streets law
Encouraging cycling through our statewide Bike to Work campaign
Encouraging local advocacy efforts for bike-friendly, walk-friendly cities and towns