WORKSHOP ON FUNDING FOR BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PROJECTS
On December 15, CRCOG and Bike Walk CT along with CTDOT hosted an Action 2020 workshop on bicycle and pedestrian funding. Action 2020 Workshops are facilitated by Advocacy Advance – a partnership of the League of American Bicyclists and Alliance for Biking & Walking.
Fionnuala Quinn, an advocate and engineer from Virginia, joined the Advocacy Advance team as a guest presenter. Other panelists included Tom Maziarz, Bureau Chief of Policy and Planning for the CTDOT; Jason Stockmann, a member of the Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board; and James Travers, Director of Transportation, Traffic and Parking for the City of New Haven.
Over 50 advocates and staff members from throughout the state attended. Sandy Fry felt the event was a success: “The workshop provided excellent resources, and most importantly, empowered the attendees to take action to improve the funding picture. There will be new efforts and initiatives as a result of this workshop and with the broad cross section of attendees, the efforts have a very good chance for success."
The afternoon was dedicated to establishing local priorities. Participants identified funding strategies for bike/ped improvements and mapped out next steps for implementing them. Information from the workshop is available through the links below.