Everybody should feel safe using Connecticut’s roads.
Connecticut’s roads are traveled by walkers, runners, and cyclists who are welcome and expected to use the roads for transportation, fitness, and recreation. With common courtesy, common sense, and respect for the rules to share the road, Connecticut’s roads can be safer for everyone. Please do your part whether you’re driving, cycling, walking, or running.
Bike Walk Connecticut, the statewide organization that works for active transportation and making Connecticut a better place to bike and walk, has released a new brochure to remind drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians on the rules for sharing the road. Our Give Respect, Get Respect: Share the Road, Connecticut brochure is available for download at http://www.bikewalkct.org/share-the-road.
Think you know the rules? Let's see! Take our Share the Road IQ Quiz here, or on YouTube.
Central Connecticut State University, Constitution Room/Memorial Hall, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT. Doors open at 5:30 for networking and silent auction
Featured Speaker: Colleen Kelly Alexander
Marking the launch of our new Share the Road campaign, this year's featured speaker is our own remarkable Colleen Kelly Alexander. After undergoing brain surgery in 2007 for a chiari malformation, Colleen overcame a lupus and cryoglobulinemia diagnosis in 2009, pushing forward to become a successful, competitive triathlete. In 2011, while on a routine bike ride, she was run over by a freight truck. Crushed, ripped apart and bleeding out, she flatlined twice, spent five weeks in a coma and has since endured over twenty surgeries. Defying diagnoses, dire predictions and death, Colleen stunned doctors by bucking the odds and coming back to run more than 50 races and complete 15 triathlons, including 4 half Ironman events since her trauma. Colleen and husband Sean Alexander were elected to the Bike Walk CT board of directors in 2015. Purchase tickets.
New this Year! People's Choice Awards!
For this year's honorees we'll take our cue from members. We invite all current Bike Walk CT members to nominate a public official, municipal employee, or citizen advocate who has made a major contribution to making your town -- or all of Connecticut-- a better place to bike and walk. Click here to submit your nomination by Friday, November 6. We can't wait to hear from you! Nominate a Champion.
Get a jump on you holiday shopping at our Silent Auction. Watch for more details coming soon. Do you have ideas for silent auction items or have something to contribute yourself for 2015? Let us know! Donate an Auction Item.
Connecticut's US Senator Chris Murphy wants to "bring a human face to the debate over transportation funding and fight for investments that are smart and driven by you."
Please send the message that creating safe, connected networks for biking and walking is an extremely cost-efficient way to give people real options for getting around without relying on a car for every errand, every outing, and every commute.
To join this conversation, visit www.murphy.senate.gov/fedup and share your perspective.
Here's Senator Murphy's message:
As I travel across Connecticut, I’ve heard countless stories from people about how our transportation system has failed them. A barber commuting from Waterbury to Bridgeport has to choose between serving customers from the after-work rush and making it home for dinner because there is a four-hour wait between trains. A working mom in Norwalk can almost never make her son’s baseball games because of traffic on I-95. A Milford businessman routinely has to budget two hours to travel fewer than twenty-five miles.
People are fed up. Connecticut has some of the worst traffic and the oldest infrastructure in the nation. Traffic, congestion, and delays are more than abstract concepts that affect commerce or productivity. Traffic means stress. Congestion means being late for work. Delays mean missing dinner with your kids night after night.
That’s why I'm reaching out to you. I want to hear your story. How long is your commute? What would a shorter, more reliable commute mean to you and your family? Why you are fed up?
To join this conversation, I encourage you to visit www.murphy.senate.gov/fedup and share your perspective.
I will take your stories to Washington to bring a human face to the debate over transportation funding and fight for investments that are smart and driven by you. Because it’s about time we fix this.
All my best,
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
Washington: 136 Hart Senate Office Bldg. , Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4041
Hartford: One Constitution Plaza, 7th Fl., Hartford, Connecticut 06103 (860) 549-8463
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