Recently the group Trails for Illinois released a study of the impact of trails on the economy, health, and environment of the region. Read a summary of the report:
Read NY Times contributor Jane Brody's recent article about making streets safer:
The Alliance for Biking and Walking has released its 2012 Benchmarking Report
Connecticut is #26 among the 50 states in terms of bicycle and pedestrian friendliness. To download the full report or a Media Fact Sheet, click on the following link:
The Rails to Trails Conservancy – a great resource for trail construction and understanding the benefits of trails.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. We serve as the national voice for more than 100,000 members.http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html
The CT Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory board produces an annual report for the Governor, the Legislative Transportation Committee Chairs and the DOT Commissioner. The report contains an overview of progress and problems from the past year and suggestion for improvement for bike/ped access going forward. http://ctbikepedboard.org/Connecticut_Bicycle_&_Pedestrian_Advisory_Board/CTB&PAB_files/Annual_report_2010_CTB&PAB_FINAL.pdf
Check out the web site of one of our great partner organizations. We look forward to the day when our trail systems intersect.
Put your best foot forward and join us in our quest to unite people with the outdoors and promote healthy living in Connecticut. By taking advantage of the hundreds of miles of exceptional trails, pathways, parks, and greenways across the state, we can help wipe out the perils to public health cause.
This website provides information about the CT Bicycle Map, an interactive map showing bicycle routes along Connecticut roadways.
Trail on first day of spring; Lockwood-Matthews Mansion; Stepping Stones Museum: Deborah Lewis