The League of American Bicyclists has released its annual Bike Friendly State Report Cards. Connecticut is ranked 22nd this year. See CT's report card here.
The "signs of success" and feedback from the LAB effectively set out an advocacy agenda that CT's bike ped advocates can actively promote in the coming year.
More members means more impact! Please encourage your bike ped enthusiast friends to join Bike Walk CT.
Whaaat?! Did we really get 153 people to submit testimony to the finance committee in support of funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects?! It sure looks that way! Very well done, advocates--let's keep it up! The Finance Committee voted in favor of the bill, 42-6. Click here for a summary of testimony. Track HB 6840, AN ACT CONCERNING INVESTMENTS IN CONNECTICUT'S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE.
Thank you to all these supporters who told the Finance Committee how important it is to fund bike ped projects!
A. Sarah Hreha Alan Blasenstein Albert Nickel Albert Yu Alyssa L. Israel Amanda Amtmanis Anne Q. Indino Anthony Baldwin Barbara Malcolm Barbara Milton Barbara Yeager Ben Martin Beth Emery Bill Baker Bill O'Neill, CT Greenways Council Bill Penn Bob Herron Bob Worobel Brian A. Sheffer Brian Wallace Chris Schweitzer, Director, NHLSCP Chris Squires Christine Schilke Christopher D. Brown Christopher Gaunya Cindi Perugini Cosmo Quercia Craig Tedeschi Cristina Renn-Chillogalli Cynthia Barlow Dan Johnson Daniel Kelman Daniel S. Firestone Daniel W. O'Neill Dave Head Dave Mourad David Macbride David Ringquist David Yarbrough Debbie Livingston Debbie Lundgren, Chair, Bike & Pedestrian Alliance of Clinton Deborah Hoak Deborah Thibodeau Dgmar Noll Diana Moody Diane Robinson Dr. Jaen Andrews Edward Szkoda Emily Nissley Emily Provonsha Ernest Hutton Felicia White Gary Rogers Gary Scarcella Gerald Ledger Gian Morresi Gregg Dancho Hal Tzeutschler Holly Parker Howard Reed J. Kevin Farmer Jacob D. Robinson, Program Manager, Bikeport Co-op Jacques Coulon James Paxton James Scherl Jeffrey King Jennerifer Kertanis, Director, Farmington Valley Health District Jennifer C. Kertanis, Director, Farmington Valley Health District Jerome F Lusa Jerry Silber Jim Adams Jim Nally Jim Platts Joan Skelley Joanne Orme Joe Fox John Gale John Leonard John P. Swift Joseph D. Anastasio Josh Freeman Karen Mooney Kathleen Eldergill Kathleen Hartman Kathleen McGuinness Kathy Herron Katy Steudel Kelly Rago Kristina Kozak Larry Levesque Larry Rubin Laura Baum, President, Bike Walk CT Laurie Brooks Leah Varrell Liam Brennan Liam Fabian Linda Gilchrist, Barn Hill Studio Lisa Maloney Lisa McCabe Lorraine Donovan Lynn Ofori Margo Lynn Hablutzel Mary L Murphy MaryEllen Thibodeau Matt Hough Matt McCaffrey Meg Harvey Megan Bastian Michael Byron Nelson Michael Lemuel Michael R. Swift Michael V. Ignatowicz Mike Slattery Mike Stockman Naomi Senzer Neil Pade, Chair, CT Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board Nicole DeLong Pat Ingellis Patricia Mahoney Paul Kudra Pete Salomone Phil Forzley Phil Guglielmo Phil Hoffman Ralph Farrah Ray Rauth Rebecca Sullivan Rich Allen Rick Thibodeau Rob Rocke Robyn Guimont Ronald Krom Sandra Andstrom Sara J. Frey Scott Gamester Seth Shaw Stephen King Steve Borla Steve DePaoli Stirling Danskin Stuart B. Popper Susan Llodra Susan West Sylvia Ounpuu Thomas Corell Tilly Hatcher Tim Bowman Tim Deschenes-Desmond Tim Nottoli Tom Keegan Tracy Yost Wally Squier William B. Upholt, Hartford City Advisory Commission on the Environment
Bike Walk Connecticut promotes active transportation and bike commuting all around the state, but especially on May 15, National Bike to Work Day.
Bike commuting reduces traffic, avoids pollution, saves gas, and burns calories. More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a realistic, fun way to get to work. Rookies, veteran commuters and everyone in between are encouraged to pledge to Bike to Work then ride on May 15. Pledge here. For more Bike to Work details, visit our Bike to Work page.
May is also National Bike Month, a month-long celebration of biking for fun, for commuting, for exercise and as a way to explore our communities.
What: Bike to Work Day breakfasts and events are scheduled in cities, towns and at companies around the state. Most are on May 15.
When: May 15, 2015, National Bike to Work Day
Hartford Event: Old State House (East Lawn), 800 Main Street, Hartford, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Program at 8:15 a.m. Held Rain or Shine.
Statewide Events: Other Bike to Work Day events will be held all across the state. For details, see: http://www.bikewalkct.org/event-locations.html.
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