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

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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.