In 2016, CRCOG was awarded a grant of technical assistance from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to attend the Step it Up! Walkability Action Institute. CRCOG took an interdisciplinary team including expertise in the areas of transportation, planning, public health and an elected official. The team produced a 5-goal Action Plan to Increase [...]
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 [...]
The region now has a complete streets policy. Complete Streets Policy (1/22/2020)
CRCOG is seeking public comment on the draft Capitol Region Complete Streets Plan. The plan is available below, along with “A Capitol Region Guide to Community Quick-Builds for Complete Streets”. Comments can be sent to Tim Malone. Questions may be sent via email or phone: (860) 724-4221. Comments are due by 2pm on April 17, 2020.
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 [...]
Events There are no upcoming events at this time. Links CRCOG's ongoing complete streets planning efforts Study Documents Study Overview Flyer (English and Spanish) Meeting Documents Spring Open Planning Studio Documents Complete Streets Overview Presentation from May 17 Alison Dewey Presentation from May 17 Ian Lockwood Presentation Video (warning, large file: 300 MB) Mike Lydon [...]
Important Links: Official Study Website Contact Form The purpose of the Eastern Gateways Study is to develop an implementation and strategy plan to address current and long-range intermodal travel and community quality of life issues along the sections of Route 195 and Route 44 corridors that lead to and from the UCONN Storrs campus. This [...]
Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time. Links Gap Closure Study Website Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Materials Gap Closure Study - General Info Brochure (English, Spanish, and Polish) Minutes Plainville, Southington, New Britain Workshop Findings (October 6) Minutes Steering Committee/Technical Team Workshop Findings (October 6) Minutes New Britain Collaborative Planning Workshop (October [...]