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.

In partnership with the South Central Council of Governments and the City of New Haven, the team proposed a site plan for a temporary floating bus stop to serve transit riders. Once approved by the City, the team procured the bus stop. Spain-based Zicla produces the world’s only modular platform that improves transit access and [...]
On November 19, 2019, CRCOG facilitated a “nuts & bolts” workshop aimed at regional planners and public works staff. Speaking with an audience familiar with the basics of Complete Streets, the team lead a discussion on how to implement such initiatives faster and cheaper through workshops, mini plans and tactical urbanism strategies, with a focus on [...]