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Thanksgiving Food Donation Bike Ride, Sunday Nov 20th 2022

Updated: Short video of our Thanksgiving 2022 food donation ride to the Free Center Bike West Hartford is partnering with Hartford Bike Party and the Free Center for a Thanksgiving Food Donation Bike Ride. Meet up on Sunday November 20th at 1pm at Parkville Market (1400 Park Street, Hartford) and dress warmly for a 5-mile …

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Call for Traffic Calming on Fern Street and All Neighborhoods at Monday Nov 7th WH Ped-Bike Commission Meeting

Let’s work together to call on the Town of West Hartford to design safer streets in all neighborhoods. On Friday Nov 4th, a serious car crash at the corner of Fern Street and Walbridge Rd almost hit students waiting for the school bus. Since concerned residents such as Jay Stange and Mary Donegan have previously …

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West Hartford “Ghost Shoes” Memorial for Pedestrian Killed by Car Driver

Read Michael Walsh’s Oct 26th CT Insider article: “A group of activists known as the Connecticut Urbanists have installed a pair of ‘ghost shoes’ at the site where a pedestrian was killed [in West Hartford Center]. The June 3 crash at the Farmington Avenue and Main Street intersection, which killed 61-year-old Hartford resident Bob O’Neal who …

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Donate Used Bikes at BiCiCo West on Sat Nov 5th

The BiCiCo community bike shop and Bike West Hartford are partnering for another bike donation day! Bring used bicycles to BiCiCo West on Saturday Nov 5th 2022 between 10am-1pm at 616 New Park Avenue, West Hartford. BiCiCo accepts bike shop-quality donations in repairable condition, which their staff and youth program participants learn how to “upcycle” …

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Share How #WeHaCanDoBetter to Improve Bike-Walk-Transit for All

Feeling frustrated with poor conditions for people who bike, walk, or ride mass transit in West Hartford? Want local officials to improve infrastructure and safety in all neighborhoods? We believe that “West Hartford Can Do Better” and call on you to share your stories, photos, videos with the hashtag #WeHaCanDoBetter on social media: Instagram @bikewesthartford …

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Comments on West Hartford Center Plan Extended to Oct 28

Michael Walsh reports in this Oct 17th CT Insider article that the Town of West Hartford has extended the comment period to Oct 28th for public feedback on the interactive map created by the Stantec consulting group for the West Hartford Center Infrastructure Plan project, and also this separate survey form. Walsh writes: Dozens of …

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GastroPark Business Owner Supports Protected Paths on New Park Avenue Complete Streets

At GastroPark in West Hartford, business owner Tate Norden supports protected and continuous bicycle-pedestrian paths for the New Park Avenue Complete Streets Project. Tate explains more in this short YouTube video: Hi my name is Tate Norden from GastroPark and I’m here to share my support for the development of the continuous and protected bike …

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NPR video: What can West Hartford learn from Hoboken’s strategy to achieve #VisionZero?

Watch NPR host Korva Coleman’s Sept 28th short video on Instagram to learn how Hoboken, New Jersey used simple, affordable street changes to achieve #VisionZero. Hoboken, a community with a population the size of West Hartford, has had 0 traffic fatalities in the past 4 years, during the same timeframe when these fatalities grew significantly …

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CT Insider: Why West Hartford Pedestrians Feel Unsafe and How the Town is Responding

Check out Michael Walsh’s Oct 3rd CT Insider in-depth news story on local demands to improve safety and infrastructure for people who walk in West Hartford, particularly after a driver killed a pedestrian in West Hartford Center in June. Walsh interviewed Kerri Provost, Stefanie Marco Lantz, Mary Donegan, Jennifer Sharp, Ed Pawlak, and Mayor Shari …

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