CRCOG is seeking volunteers for its Bicycle and Pedestrian Count on September 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14. The counts will be focused on documenting changes in bike and pedestrian activity that are related to CTfastrak, East Coast Greenway connections, bike plans on Burnside Avenue, New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail and other upcoming projects. The statistics will serve as support to fund additional projects to benefit cyclists and pedestrians in the future.
CRCOG is looking for volunteers to count for two hours in the Capitol Region. Weekday counts will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (September 9, 10 and 11) from 4 to 6 p.m. Weekend counts on Saturday and Sunday (September 13 and 14) will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Mike Cipiano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-522-2217, ext. 223.
The Plainville Greenway Alliance and the Bike/Walk Friendly Alliance of Plainville is seeking volunteers to help get the nine-mile gap in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
Volunteers are needed to work with other advocates to work with local, state and federal officials and agencies to plan, finance and extend the trail through Plainville from Southington to Farmington.
Read the full article in the Hartford Courant here.
The Plainville Greenway Alliance and the Farmington Valley Trails Council are looking for volunteers to join a team to help on the "Close the Gap Project."
They are looking for volunteers that can commit up to one day per work week for about six months. Volunteers will participate on the project management team to support the trail designer. Volunteer tasks would include things like public relations, running errands, collecting data, community organizing, logistical support, arranging displays, updating social media and managing project schedules.
For more information, contact Jim Cassidy at 860-302-0596 or e-mail james_p_cassidy @mac.com.
The Torrington Trails Network, Northwest CT YMCA and Torrington Historical Society is looking to put together a group of volunteers to help cut out a 3/4 mile hiking trail at the John Brown Birthplace. The groups are looking to do this on October 26. If you are interested in finding out more information and/or volunteering, contact the Torrington Trails Network via e-mail at: email@example.com
Middletown’s Complete Streets Committee is working to make the city’s streets safer and more “friendly” to all users—including walkers, cyclists and users of public transportation.
The committee is organizing a "traffic count" event on September 17 to document the current number of motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians at a few key locations in the city. The Committee will use the documentation to secure funding for future projects. The documentation is required.
Middletown's Complete Streets Committee is looking for volunteers to spend 1 hour and 15 minutes, either near Stop & Shop on Saybrook Road or at Macdonough School. The task will be to count (using a form and clipboard, which is provided) all cars, trucks, walkers and cyclists who enter a specific intersection during the given time period. Two volunteers are needed at each location—one to count motor vehicles and one to count other users.
To volunteer call 860-398-3771.
Bike Walk Connecticut has a lot of events lined up for us to encourage others to join our great group! We need members like you to consider volunteering at the events we have lined up in August and September. Giving just 2-3 hours at one event would be a great help.
What will we need from you?
We just need you to show up at the event for the time you sign-up to volunteer. Our outreach committee will bring all the materials and instructions on what you need to do. We just need dedicated members to spread the word to the rest of Connecticut on why Bike Walk Connecticut is a great organization to be a member of!
Here are some of the events we will need to staff with volunteers:
Sunday, August 18 from 1-2 p.m. at the East Hartford Park and Ride lot at Main Street and Silver Lane for the "Week a Year Ride" Kick-off on the East Coast Greenway. This year's ride goes from Hartford to New York. There will be approximately 45 cyclists. We are looking for a Bike Walk Connecticut representative to speak to the group about the progress being made to make Connecticut more bike friendly. This volunteer can ride a stretch of the ride after speaking.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 6, 7 and 8 at the Simsbury Septemberfest. We will be sharing a table with Bike Walk Simsbury and the Farmington Valley Trails Council. The festival hours are Friday from 4-10 p.m.; Saturday from 11a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday is TBA.
Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 at Live Green CT in Norwalk. We will be sharing a table with the Merritt Parkway Trail Association and the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The event is Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday is TBA.
Sunday, September 22 at the Criterium and Cyclefest in Hartford. We will have a table at the Cyclefest. The hours are TBA.
Saturday, October 12 at the FitKids Expo, which is part of of the Hartford Marathon events. More information to TBA.
Please click here to fill out our volunteer form. As a small, lean, not-for-profit, we rely on volunteers to help fulfill our mission—so thank you for offering to help out!
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