Author name: Jack Dougherty

WH Engineers Respond to WHPBC on New Park Avenue Complete Streets

The Town of West Hartford Engineering Division sent this Sept 2nd response to the WH Pedestrian and Bicycle Commission (WHPBC) regarding their August 26th public meeting to discuss the New Park Avenue Complete Streets Project, funded by $3.8 million in state grants. The WHPBC requested the public meeting in their July 25th letter with specific …

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Bike to Elizabeth Park Concert by Latanya Farrell on July 13th

Updated: Thanks to everyone who came to the fabulous concert by Latanya Farrell and enjoyed the inaugural ride of the tandem-trailer “ice cream truck”! Contact us if you’d like to help organize future rides. Ride your bike to the Elizabeth Park Concert by singer Latanya Farrell on Wednesday July 13th 2022. Bike West Hartford volunteers …

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Two-Way Protected Bike and Multi-Use Path Alternative Proposal for New Park Avenue

Updated: The WHPBC voted at its July 7th meeting to send a letter to the Town Engineers to consider a version of this alternative proposal. Also, see additional feedback by Alex Truskowski on the New Park Avenue Complete Streets Plan. At the July 7th Transport Hartford walk audit along the New Park Avenue Complete Streets …

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Walk Audits and Road Diet: Update on New Park Avenue Complete Streets Project

Bike West Hartford encourages everyone to get informed and involved in the New Park Avenue Complete Streets Project. One way is to participate in an upcoming “walk audit,” and another way is to offer feedback on the current draft of the Town Engineering plans. Transport Hartford, a project of the Center for Latino Progress, invites …

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Fare-Free Public Transit Buses Across Connecticut Until Dec 1st

CTTransit announcement: “The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that all public transit buses will be fare-free across Connecticut until December 1, 2022. A previous policy signed by Governor Lamont made buses fare free from April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022, but that was extended in the recent budget passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor on …

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West Hartford Crash Map

Members of the¬†West Hartford Pedestrian and Bicycle Commission are looking more closely at vehicle crash data to guide their advisory recommendations to improve safety for walkers and cyclists. At their April 2022 meeting, Commission members asked the West Hartford Town Engineer to share relevant crash data as required under town policy. Commission Chair Ed Pawlak …

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Welcome Emily Oshinskie, Communications Coordinator

Bike West Hartford is proud to welcome Emily Oshinskie as our Communications and Social Media Coordinator for Summer 2021. We’re thrilled that she’s helping us improve our outreach with members who support our organization, and to expand our publicity for the Center Streets event on Sunday August 29th, 2021. Emily was born and raised in …

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