Join us Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 12pm for an informational webinar that explores the use of parks and open space during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The pandemic has called for lockdowns and social distancing regulations, which have disrupted life throughout Connecticut, and beyond. As a result, trails and open spaces have been experiencing record highs. On […]

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.

Agenda for 02-20-20 Active Transport Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes from 09-25-19 Active Transport Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation for Active Transport Advisory Committee Meeting (PDF) Presentation for Active Transport Advisory Committee Meeting (Powerpoint)

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 [...]
Led by Toole Design and FHI, the team presented complete street concepts for rural communities, as well as Connecticut case studies. The Northwest Hills Council of Governments managed the event, including distribution of the flyer (below) to Planning and Zoning Commissions, Conservation Commissions, and Sustainable CT towns within the region. The team introduced complete streets policies compatible [...]
New: Please take a survey about this project. ENGLISH https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLghGvH4sH4bEZdtxTkXZ1BJDEKDLG1XrmRYq1A5q_K02xig/viewform SPANISH https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScU8Y2iZpPhR5tUkBt4DhHUDz_zKwVFi56txXc7myr6cyoMAw/viewform Staff from CRCOG were joined by a dozen or so volunteers (including Mayor Bronin and his family) to install a demonstration project at the corner of Main Street and Charter Oak in Hartford on September 28. The demonstration project was a painted curb extension with [...]