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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Stamford Gets Grant To Support Transportation Upgrades and Improved Accessibility

Lamont Announces $5 Million in State Grants To Support Transportation Upgrades and Improved Accessibility in Ten Cities and Towns Governor...

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Transportation Co-Chair Plans Aggressive Pedestrian Safety Agenda

The legislature’s Transportation Committee will consider an aggressive pedestrian safety agenda next year including proposals for allowing automated speed enforcement...

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Back to School Road Safety: Tips for Kids at Bus Stops, Drop-Offs and While Walking or Bicycling to Class

It’s back to school time, and that means school buses, crowded drop-offs, and bicycling or walking along busy roads. Motor...

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The Pandemic’s Expected Impact on Traffic Crashes

We have no precedent to tell us with certainty how current restrictions, economic changes, and fears of infection associated with...

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This Is Every Cyclist Who Was Killed by a Driver in 2020

It hasn’t been this dangerous to ride a bicycle on American roads in three decades. And in the face of...

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Darien Coronavirus Update: Police Provide Walking, Cycling Tips

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EVENTS

  • Apr192021

    Hartford Earth Week Coltsville Area Walk/Bike Audit

    We will be doing a walk/bike (and transit) audit of the area around Coltsville in Hartford in collaboration with:
    (1) Friends of Colt Park
    (2) The Hartford Athletic (soccer team)
    (3) Transport Hartford Academy
    (4) BiCi Co. Community Bicycle Workshop
    (5) The Hartford Garden Club
    (6) City of Hartford Complete Streets Committee
    (7) City of Hartford Office of Sustainability
    “Walk audits are a great tool to gather information about street conditions, engage community members, and inform planning and traffic safety projects. Through walk audits, you can help improve walking, health, and quality of life in your community! In a walk audit, community members go for a walk together, noting what makes their streets feel comfortable for walking and what is missing. Walk audits can be informal and casual events with just a few friends, or can include city council members, traffic engineers, and detailed forms.” – from the National Safe Routes to School Partnership
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