Bike Walk Connecticut recognizes Hartford's Flower Street as a crucial north/south route for safe bike and pedestrian travel between Capitol and Farmington Avenues.
As such, we support the DOT Hearing officer's October 2012 decision that Flower Street should remain open during and after construction of CT Fastrak.
Subsequent proposals to reverse this decision and re-route bicyclists and pedestrians eastward to Broad Street put these vulnerable users at too high a risk of injury for these to be considered responsible alternatives.
Bike Walk Connecticut's support of the goals of CT Fastrak continues. But rather than build transportation infrastructure that will again separate and divide the city, we believe that a solution that allows Flower Street to remain open is imperative.
Let's summon up our collective yankee ingenuity to craft a thoughtful, visionary solution that supports the people who live, work, and do business in the neighborhoods around Flower Street. After all, this is about making Hartford a more bikeable, walkable, liveable city.
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