Pedestrians beware: Rise in fatalities linked to factors like time change, distracted driving, smartphone use

At least 45 pedestrians have been fatally struck by motor vehicles so far this year in Connecticut, and the most...

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Op-Ed: Hey, Reporters, Stop Blaming Crashes on the Victims

Researchers find that the framing of articles greatly affects public perceptions of vehicle violence.— Continue Reading

Milford Police Working To Make Pedestrians Safer

MILFORD, CT — The Milford Police Department will be installing new signs that will help ensure the safety of pedestrians...

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US highway deaths fall in 2018 for second straight year

NATIONAL - While traffic deaths continue to decline, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths are rising. Pedestrian deaths rose 3.4%, and the...

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Norwich bike, pedestrian projects included in new regional plan

A new report from the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Government offers ideas to make it easier and safer to get...

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Red Light Running Deaths Hit 10 Year High

More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by impatient and reckless drivers blowing through red lights,...

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Walking Towards a Brighter Future: Bridgeport Youth Work to Improve Routes to Schools

BRIDGEPORT - A group of students from Bridgeport Public Schools have come together to make a change in their community,...

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NEWS

New crash tests show modest speed increases can have deadly consequences

Drivers want to save time, and local transportation agencies want to improve traffic flow, but at what cost? With posted...

Transportation Committee Hears Pleas To Address Pedestrian Safety

7-Hour Hearing Declared Technology Success A transportation bill jammed with proposals on pedestrian safety and traffic enforcement drew virtual testimony...

Need to brush up on pedestrian safety? Here are 20 tips for pedestrians and motorists

In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, up from 5,977 the year before, according to the National...

Despite far less traffic, more pedestrians died on Connecticut roads in 2020 than a year before; lawmakers are seeking to address the deadly climb

Despite a pandemic-driven reduction in overall traffic last year, pedestrian deaths in Connecticut have continued their deadly climb. “Not just...

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  • Jun052021

    Farmington Valley Trails Council National Trails Day Ride

    In conjunction with National Trails Day, the Farmington Valley Trails Council (FVTC) will hold a bicycle ride on Saturday, June 5th. This event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system.

    This family-oriented event is designed for trail users of all abilities, and is fully supported until 12:30 pm.

    Will offer: 15 mile ride, 20 mile ride and 30 mile “loop” ride

    Start/end at the trail parking lot on Thompson Road, Avon.

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  • Jun052021

    Connecticut Trails Day 2021

    Connecticut Trails Day 2021 – June 5 & 6, Trails Day is a two-day national event on the first weekend in June every year. It is a great time to pay tribute to all the wonderful trails our country has to offer.

    Trails Day is a two-day national event on the first weekend in June every year. It is a great time to pay tribute to all the wonderful trails our country has to offer. Trails and open spaces have become the places to escape to and enjoy when we need fresh air, a place to be inspired and to connect with our natural world.

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  • May172021

    Bike to Work Week 2021

    May is Bike Month!

    Bike to Work Week 2021 will take place May 17-23, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 21.

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