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Bike/Ped Committee Meeting – Wednesday October 5th-12-1:30 pm
October 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The next Bike/Pedestrian Planning Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, October 5th from Noon to 1:30 PM. This meeting will be held at the Downton District Visitor’s Center, 66 West Main Street, New Britain, CT. This location is an easy walk from the Downtown New Britain CTfastrak Station. For parking – the City has arranged to have the gates open in the Badolato Parking Garage. Everyone should park beyond the gate at level 3. The garage is connected to City Hall and the entrance is on Columbus Blvd. A map of the downtown with CTfastrak, Parking and the Downtown District Visitor’s Center can be found at the following link: Downtown New Britain Map for CRCOG Bike Ped Committee Meeting
At this meeting, we will have the unique opportunity to hear a presentation by Dan Burden, an internationally known expert on biking and walking infrastructure as well as Mary Embry, a consultant for the internationally acclaimed firm, Mobycon. The speakers will talk about the ongoing, CRCOG managed Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Gap Closure Study as well as complete streets best practices.
Also at this meeting, CRCOG staff will discuss with members the status of the CRCOG On-Road Bicycle Network Map Update. After the meeting, City of New Britain staff will conduct a historic and complete streets walking tour of Downtown New Britain where much investment has been made over the last several years to create a more walkable/bikable New Britain.
For More information on the speakers, please see below:
Dan Burden is an internationally known expert on biking and walking infrastructure. He has helped more than 3,500 communities take steps to become more walkable and livable. In May 2014, the White House recognized Burden as one of the top ten Champions of Change in Transportation, also named by TIME magazine as “one of the six most important civic innovators in the world,” and his peers at Planetizen list him as one of the 100 most significant urban thinkers of all time.
Mary Embry is an international consultant for sustainable mobility based in Durham, NC and is a North American representative for Mobycon, a Dutch firm specializing in integrated mobility. She has lived, studied and worked in Copenhagen and helped to develop the curriculum for Kickstand Sessions, a bicycle policy and planning master class. She recently conducted a design review project in Davis, CA that resulted in one of the first protected intersections in the US.