CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: September 16, 2008
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
Newington, CT – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will conduct four public meetings to present information and gather input on the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Map Update. The purpose of these meetings is to introduce the public to the update process as well as showcase data and preliminary findings.
This is an opportunity for the general public to obtain information and share their thoughts on the Plan and Map development early in the process. The study team will be available to gather resident and traveler input on desired components of the 2009 Plan and Map.
The public meetings will be held on the following dates:
· Wednesday, October 1, 2008 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, Connecticut
· Thursday, October 2, 2008 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at J. Eugene Smith Library, Johnson Community Room, Second Floor, Eastern CT State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, Connecticut
· Monday, October 6, 2008 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT
· Tuesday, October 7, 2008 from 5:30 -8:30 PM at Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT
All meetings will have the same content and format. Each will begin at 5:30 PM with an informal interactive open house session. A brief presentation will begin at 6:30 PM, followed by a discussion period. ConnDOT and members of the study team, led by Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut, will be available at each meeting to discuss the Update and answer questions.
Directions and parking information for the four public meeting locations are available at http://ctbikepedplan.org/html-pub-involve/meetings.html. Additional information on the Plan and Map Update can be obtained on the project website at http://ctbikepedplan.org. Other questions or comments may be directed to Mr. David Balzer, ConnDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or phone at (860) 462-1062.