The Jonah Center for Earth and Art invites the public to a presentation by the city’s Complete Streets Committee Tuesday: Making Middletown Bike and Pedestrian Friendly.
It takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Russell Library, Hubbard Room, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.
After an introduction by Mayor Dan Drew, the program will describe plans to make specific Middletown streets and intersections safer and more inviting for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Previous Jonah Center programs on biking and walking in Middletown focused on the multi-use trail from Wesleyan Hills to Wesleyan University and the need to develop a “Master Plan” for such improvements to city streets and sidewalks.
This program will include priority areas of Middletown identified by the Master Plan; proposed routes to connect residential neighborhoods to the downtown area, parks, and schools; a new sidewalk along Saybrook Road near the Stop & Shop; proposed improvements in the area of Veterans Park and West Street; Safe Routes to School programs; results of a recent bike-pedestrian traffic count; and state-wide advocacy for biking and walking.
For more information about the work of the Complete Streets Committee or these programs, contact John Hall at 860-398-3771 or send a message from www.thejonahcenter.org.