Mark Fenton gave an inspiring and thought-provoking keynote address at our 2016 Bike Walk Summit on June 3, 2016 at CCSU in New Britain. He built a public-health argument for making our communities more bike- and walk-friendly and had some helpful tips for how our Connecticut communities can get there.
He encouraged us to think about the three P's of Programs, Projects and Policies and how each of these can play a role in changing the safety and accessibility of our cities and towns. Read more from Mark about the three P's here (PDF).
Some core principals he shared:
A big thank you to Mark Fenton for providing inspiration AND concrete suggestions for how to make Connecticut a better place to bike and walk!
Check out the full presentation PDF below and check out Mark's website for more.
On March 7, 2016 Middletown's Common Council adopted a Complete Streets policy. Read the text of the ordinance below (bolded text by BWCT), or view online via the Council minutes (page 34).
Learn more about Middletown's Complete Street's Committee and view their existing Complete Streets Master Plan.
Complete Streets 262-61
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN: That a new Article III (Complete Streets) be added in its entirety as set forth below to Chapter 262 (Streets, Sidewalks and Parking Areas) of the Middletown Code of Ordinances, and that all resolutions inconsistent herewith, including Resolution 75-12, are hereby repealed:
ARTICLE III (Complete Streets)
§ 262-61 Complete Streets.
A. This Article and Section shall be entitled the Complete Streets Ordinance.
B. As used in this Article and Section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
C. This Article and Section shall require the implementation of Complete Streets in appropriate locations within the City of Middletown by the Public Works Department, Public Works and Facilities Commission in collaboration with the Police Chief/Traffic Authority and other transportation agencies as necessary for review, as follows:
Complete Streets Resources