ECC Board Issues Statement on Centerplan Proposal

Centerplan LetterThe New Haven Board of Alders will soon consider whether to approve a Land Disposition Agreement stipulating the terms of the sale of a 5.4-acre parcel of land between Career High School and the Waverly Townhouses to Centerplan Development. The board of directors of Elm City Cycling has issued a statement calling for that agreement to include terms guaranteeing the construction of a two-way, dedicated bikeway connecting Dwight St to Orchard St, with the goal of eventually creating a continuous link from the East Shore to Downtown, the future West River Greenway, and all neighborhoods between.

Read our statement here: Centerplan Letter

Learn about the project background: New Haven Independent

Draft planning map of bicycle network priorities over the next three years:NearTermBikePlan-Map-01

Vote on Green Lane Intersection Treatments

Montreal(by far the cheapest)IntersectionMontreal

New York City: (Restricting green paint to between intersections allows for use of less durable anti-skid acrylic resin instead of thermoplastic = cheaper. Two product examples are Color-Safe® from Transpo Industries and Ride-A-Way™ from Ennis Flint.)IntersectionNYC Chicago / Vancouver, BC: (Pre-formed thermoplastic in high-conflict areas = moderately expensive.)IntersectionChicago

Austin, TX (Bluebonnet Lane): (Pre-formed thermoplastic = moderately expensive.)IntersectionBluebonnetSeattle: (Pre-formed thermoplastic = moderately expensive.)IntersectionSeattle

San Francisco / Federal Highway Administration Interim Approval: (acrylic coating between intersections; thermoplastic in intersections = most expensive.)IntersectionFHWA

(renderings produced by Brian Tang for Elm City Cycling)

Cycle Tracks!!!

With our new mayoral administration calling for low-cost, on-street cycle tracks separated from traffic with plastic delineator tubes (aka Green Lanes), we at Elm City Cycling are taking the opportunity to imagine what the next three years of investments in bicycle infrastructure might yield.NearTermBikePlan-Map-01

We envision a seamless combination of two-way cycle tracks, bike lanes, and shared streets marked with both shared lane markings (sharrows) and R4-11 “[bicycles] may use full lane” signs.