FHI’s Shawna Kitzman and Stephanie Brooks partnered with WestCOG on an APA-certified webinar on managing parks and open space during a pandemic. Municipalities, agencies, and land/open space managers were eager to hear about best practices for adapting open space facilities to accommodate social distancing regulations. Guest speakers from the Aspetuck Land Trust and the Town [...]
The CT Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board has released their 2019 report to the Connecticut General assembly. The report includes an overview of recent progress, as well as a series of recommendations. 2019 CT Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Report
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is seeking assistance with the development of an implementation strategy for transit priority corridors within the Capitol Region. CRCOG’s Comprehensive Transit Service Analysis of the Hartford Division of CTtransit (April 2017) identified a series of potential transit priority corridors in and around Hartford. The purpose of the Capitol [...]
Curb extensions. Bus lanes. Pedestrian plazas. Protected bikeways. These are just a few of the projects communities large and small are implementing with the Quick-Build methodology. At a time of increased competition for funding transportation improvements, the low cost and iterative nature of Quick-Build projects are increasingly popular because they accelerate project delivery, provide a [...]
IntroductionAction Plan1. Policies and Plans2. Complete Streets Network3. Educate and Encourage4. Monitor ProgressIntroductionBackground More than anything, a street should be a place. The Capitol Region’s streets are public space, and they should be more than just where we travel—they should be where we gather, play, socialize, celebrate, and buy and sell goods. For a long [...]
Hartford’s public meetings for its City Plan have been moved online. Information can be found here: https://hartford2035.org/ All the presentations are small in size and can be downloaded in advance, so those without good web access can use the call-in feature from a land line and follow along manually with downloaded presentations or the Plan [...]
Hartford — Connecticut is the only state in New England that has more high school graduates leaving the state for college elsewhere than it has coming to the state for college, Candace Williams of the New England Board of Higher Education said. Down the road, the top destinations for people who went to college in Connecticut [...]

The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) has engaged with CRCOG to lead the Active Transportation component of DPH’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant. CRCOG has been awarded funding for a minimum of 2 years, during which approximately $300,000 has been allocated for “Complete Streets Training” and “Complete Streets Implementation Projects.” The trainings aim to address a variety of active transportation related issues across the state, and could include presentations, workshops, or other methods of sharing information about (including but not limited to) benefits on complete streets, implementing tactical urbanism, best practices and case studies for Connecticut towns, and more. The implementation projects aim to help implement complete streets and improve active transportation and can include on-the-ground demonstration projects (i.e. curb bump outs), complete streets policy creation, small area plans, and more.