Action Alert: Pedestrian Killed by Car Driver in Bristol CT

Advocates Thomas Regan-Lefebvre and Kerri Provost announced an “action alert” for people to respond to the Thursday July 14th death of a pedestrian by a motor vehicle driver in Bristol CT. See news reports from WFSB-TV, Bristol Press, and CT Insider. This is the 36th pedestrian/cyclist fatality in Connecticut so far in 2022. Read their alert and pressure public officials to act now!

Action Alert: Early this morning in Bristol by the entrance to an amusement park and major employer, a driver struck and killed a pedestrian. There are no painted crosswalks or pedestrian lights in this area. Sidewalk is sporadic. The speed limit is 40mph. This is the 36th pedestrian/cyclist fatality in Connecticut this year. We need to let local officials and DOT that it is not acceptable:

Tell, in your own words:

– This is not acceptable that there is no infrastructure for pedestrians, this was totally preventable had there been adequate pedestrian infrastructure

– Ask town to request DOT to build sidewalks, to reduce speed, add lighting, and build speed table for pedestrian crosswalks on the state road CT 229

– Call for the town to apply to State DOT Connectivity Grant to fund proper pedestrian infrastructures: https://portal.ct.gov/DOT/PP_Intermodal/CTConnectivity/CT-Connectivity-CCGP 

To contact:

Bristol officials:

– Mayor Jeffrey Caggiano: mayorsoffice@bristolct.gov

– Council members: sebastianpanioto@bristolct.govjolenelusitani@bristolct.govjacquelineolsen@bristolct.govsusantyler@bristolct.govandrewhowe@bristolct.govcherylthibeault@bristolct.gov

–  Public Works: publicworks@bristolct.gov 

General Assembly Members:

– State Rep: Christopher Ziogas: Chris.Ziogas@cga.ct.gov

– State Senator: Henri Martin: Henri.Martin@cga.ct.gov

CT Dept of Transportation:

– Anna Bergeron: bike/ped Coordinator: Anna.Bergeron@ct.gov

– CT Vision Zero Council:CTVisionZero@ct.gov