CT Insider: WH Crashes Involving Pedestrians, Cyclists Rose in 2023: “A Culture of Not Caring”

Read this powerful Jan 21st news story about the rising number of West Hartford crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists in 2023, by Michael Walsh in CT Insider (gift link), featuring his interactive map and newer voices of people speaking up: Julia Toof, Jason Doerre, Max Silverstone, Mike Kellner, Danielle Lambert, Anthony Horn.

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Op-Ed: Walking in West Hartford

Andrew Lurie, a Bike West Hartford member and junior at Hall High School, wrote this Jan 20th “Op-Ed: Walking in West Hartford” that was published by We-Ha.com. In his experience, “walking in West Hartford isn’t great,” and disconnected or missing sidewalks are caused by Town policy. He writes: “While one might think that the town

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Making Progress with West Hartford Vision Zero: Comments on Revised Draft due Jan 26

We send a big THANK YOU to Mayor Shari Cantor and the West Hartford Town Council, Rick Ledwith, Duane Martin, the entire Vision Zero Task Force for listening to community feedback! The Jan 17th meeting of the Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) committee showed very good progress. Watch the video and read news coverage by Michael Walsh

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Mobility Justice Networking Dinner: Slides and Video

SOLD OUT for our Mobility Justice Networking Dinner on Thursday, January 18th 2024 from 5:30-7:30pm at BiCiCo West community bike shop, 616 New Park Ave, West Hartford. For this pay-what-you-can event, we recommend donating $10-25 to help us cover dinner costs. 48 people registered and that’s our limit! We’re gathering advocates across the Capital Region

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Proposal: Let’s Stitch Together the Capital Region with the Tri-Point Greenway

Guest post by Casey Moran from the Hartford Livable Coalition. See also part two about Hartford’s section and safe routes to schools on the Hartford Livable Coalition website. Also, learn more about the East Coast Greenway (connecting Maine to Florida) and the proposed HartLine Trail (connecting Bloomfield and downtown Hartford). Update: Read about Tri-Point Greenway

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Three Questions Town Council Should Ask about Vision Zero Action Plan

Below is a public letter sent to West Hartford Town Council members from the Bike West Hartford board on January 12th 2024. For context about our concerns with the Vision Zero Action Plan, read our Jan 7th post “Demand 30 Day Public Review to Strengthen Vision Zero Action Plan” and Jan 10th news coverage “Frustration

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Less Respectability Politics, More Swift and Meaningful Action

This letter was originally sent to West Hartford town officials on January 8, 2024. Unless a vehicle was dropped out of the sky onto the pedestrian who was killed on Saturday night, I do not want to hear excuses about needing to learn the oh-so-special details of the circumstances.  Please, respect residents and those who

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Demand 30-Day Public Review to Strengthen Vision Zero Action Plan

Update: News coverage of the last scheduled Vision Zero Task Force meeting on Monday Jan 8th 2024: “Frustration about inaction mounts” with Town of West Hartford, Jan 10th CT Insider news story by Michael Walsh (gift link) Tragedy struck again on Saturday night in West Hartford, as another pedestrian was killed by a driver, this

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Fatal Crash: Driver Kills Pedestrian on Albany Avenue, West Hartford

Updated: On Saturday January 6th 2024, a driver struck and killed a pedestrian on Albany Avenue near Mohegan Drive in West Hartford, according to this CT Insider news brief. While we do not yet know details about this crash, we offer our condolences to the victim’s family and call upon town leaders to take action.

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