July 7th Walk Audit of New Park Avenue

Tucker Salls from Transport Hartford (right) leads Walk Audit on New Park Avenue

Thanks to Tucker Salls from Transport Hartford for leading the July 7th Walk Audit along New Park Avenue in West Hartford. Joining us was Jim Brennan (middle), the Town of West Hartford’s engineer for the New Park Avenue Complete Streets Project, and several advocates for safer pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure. Walking both sides of this busy four-lane road gave us first-hand experience of the speeding traffic and unsafe crosswalks, as well as a better sense of how the proposed road diet and bike lanes might calm traffic and improve the quality of life for residents.

Learn more in this prior post about the current plans by the West Hartford Town Engineer for New Park Avenue Complete Streets. Share your input about the plans and potential revisions at the West Hartford Pedestrian and Bicycle Commission meeting on Monday July 11th at 7pm in the Elmwood Community Center, West Hartford.

Transport Hartford and its co-sponsors are hosting another Walk Audit on Saturday July 23rd at 10am at the Elmwood CTfastrak station on New Park Avenue near New Britain Ave.