Bike Trail

It was perfect weather for a bike ride along the Connecticut River on the Windsor Locks State Park Canal Trail in Enfield recently. (Stephen Dunn / Hartford Courant / June 19, 2013)

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  • What do you think?
    (Note: This is an unscientific poll.)

    Do we need more bike trails in Connecticut?

    • Yes. Biking is great exercise but the roads aren't safe, especially for children.
    • No. The money should go toward roads and bridges.
    • Yes. If people could use bike trails to get to work, we would reduce traffic and pollution.
    • No. We have enough trails as is.
  • Topics
  • Dannel Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker have embarked on an 18-month planning process for the state’s transportation network. Along with road and rail, should that network include more bike and pedestrian pathways? Proponents say biking is increasing in popularity and is a win-win, it’s transportation and exercise with no use of fossil fuel and no pollution. But there are issues with cost, land acquisition and nimby attitudes. Should the state push for more bike trails? What’s your view?

NEWS AND VIEWS

CT DEEP Joins Local Organizations on Bike Ride Showcasing Connecticut’s Trail Network
Stamford Plus Magazine, June 24

CT looks to future of transportation, rail system
WestFair Online, June 27