About the Study

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) has teamed with VHB, Mobycon, and Bluezones to study several possible routes to connect the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail with the communities of Plainville, New Britain, Southington, and the CTfastrak station in New Britain by way of a world-class multi-use trail network.
The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (FCHT) is an 84 mile multi-use trail stretching from New Haven, Connecticut, to Northampton, Massachusetts. Most of the trail has been completed, but a significant gap exists in Plainville, and Southington. To increase connectivity and mobility, the study team will reach out to the greater community to better understand where folks would like to go and what a trail through their community would look like. Through creative workshop sessions and engaging public meetings over the course of the next 18 months, the study team will forge a greater understanding of the new multi-use trail’s context and desired functionality to prioritize safety, comfort, and mobility for all users.