Author name: Jack Dougherty

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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Donate Used Bikes at New REI West Hartford for BiCiCo on Sat May 12th

Do you have a used bicycle in your basement or garage that’s ready for a new owner? Bring adult or children’s bikes to the brand-new REI West Hartford store at Corbin’s Corner shopping center,  1417 New Britain Avenue, on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 between 10am and 6pm. Your bicycle will be donated to Hartford’s community …

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Cycle and Stroll at West Hartford “Center Streets” on August 27, 2017

Folks of all ages are invited to “take to the streets” for a care-free and car-free summer morning in West Hartford Center on Sunday August 27th from 9am to 1 p.m. This second annual family-friendly event expects to surpass last year’s estimated crowd of 2,000 participants, and will feature the West Hartford Police Department hosting …

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Accessing email at BikeWestHartford

If you need an email address for your work with BikeWestHartford, contact Jack Dougherty (jack@bikewesthartford.org), who can create an account and send your your email address and password. To access webmail, go to https://webmail.yolatengo.reclaimhosting.com The first time you login, choose your preferred webmail interface. The options range from Horde (lots of features) to RoundCube (mid-level) to …

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