City unveils plans for Phase IV; If you build it, they will come; Rock to Rock Results

City Plan releases designs for Phase IV of the Greenway (Hillhouse to Long Wharf) The link points to a full PDF presentation of the plans, including various options for the route. Make sure you contact city hall and your alderman to express how vital this project is.

NYC: More than 200,000 people per day ride a bike –  Build it and they will ride. That’s the message conveyed in the latest annual estimate of the number of bicyclists in New York City by Transportation Alternatives, which found roughly 236,000 New Yorkers riding each day in 2009, up 28 percent from 185,000 daily riders the year before.

“More and better designed bike lanes, that’s clearly what’s fueling this growth,” said Wiley Norvell, a spokesman for the bicycling and pedestrian advocacy group, which has conducted an annual cycling estimate for nearly two decades.

From West to East, They “Rocked”Each cyclist raised at least $25 to join the ride, and some went far beyond. In all, the rock-to-rockers raised about $20,000, according to organizer Joel Tolman of Common Ground. That’s twice the amount donated last year, he said.

The money will go to a panoply of environmental groups: Common Ground, Solar Youth, New Haven Parks Department, Friends of East Rock Park, Friends of Beaver Pond Park, The Urban Resources Initiative, Elm City Cycling, Friends of Edgewood Park, Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings, and New Haven/Leon Sister City Project.


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3 comments

  1. I can’t wait for the trails completion! I’ve been waiting for this for years! What an asset this will be for New Haven.

  2. You wrote: We need to get to a steysm where the consumer pays for regular medical expenses and not insurance companies or government. This will put downward pressure on costs. Catastrophic coverage is the way to go.I say: I agree. The problem with our steysm, as it is, is everyone, everyone, is detached from the money.

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