Hartford Must Join Bike-Friendly Cities
Making Hartford's streets friendlier for bicycle riders would improve capital's image, especially among young
October 29, 2014 - As Trinity College students from different parts of the country, we care about the environment and its condition. We haven't been around long enough to cause climate change, but we inherited the responsibility to create a solution. That sentiment led us to take a seminar on "Cycling, Sustainability and the City of Hartford."
In addition to our classroom work, we've been getting to know Hartford by going on group bike rides on weekends. Unlike the metro areas we're from — Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York — we were surprised to find a cultural stigma associated with cycling in Hartford that keeps it from becoming bike-friendly, which would help to alleviate traffic, climate and demographic problems. Read the full article.