The City of New Haven will be seeking public input on October 21-24 on the possible
conversion of one-way streets to two-way streets in Downtown New Haven. Public input will be gathered at a design “charrettes”—a series of meetings at which various stakeholders are brought together for focused planning and design work.
Jim Travers, the Director of Traffic, Transportation and Parking stressed that the City has not made a decision to either keep certain downtown streets one-way or to convert them to two-way and that the point of the charrette—to gather as much public input as possible. “I'm really excited about gathering various community members around the table to explore design solutions to improve mobility within the city center. I think that the charrettes will result in joint ownership of the solutions that are developed.”
The charrette will kick off at 6:30pm on Monday, October 21 at the New Haven Free Public Library at 133 Elm Street with a project overview and educational session. While residents can stop in at any point during the charrette to provide input or ask questions, the “Hands on Design Sessions” are the ideal opportunity to take part in the design process.
On Tuesday, October 22, two Hands on Design Sessions will be held. The first will be at 10 a.m. at the lower level of the New Haven Free Public Library at 133 Elm Street. The second will be held at 6:30 pm at the Chapel West Special Services District office 1205 Chapel Street.
On Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. there will be a Progress Presentation at the lower level of the New Haven Free Public Library at 133 Elm Street.
Click here for a full schedule.
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