Cycling, Walking & Running in Connecticut & New England
Bike Walk Connecticut: “Bike Walk Connecticut is changing the culture of transportation through advocacy and education to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. …”
Connecticut Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board: “Volunteer board members advising agencies of the state on policies, programs, and facilities for bicycles and pedestrians.
Connecticut Multi-Use Trail Guide: Published by the CT Dept of Transportation , this guide provides a list of trails by town.
Town of Glastonbury Hiking & Walking: “Glastonbury has a large number of great places to hike and walk and an active community that uses these facilities. The Town has a number of parks and open spaces with walking and hiking trails.” Includes list of popular locations.
Glastonbury River Runners: Local running club with over 150 members; meets Saturday mornings and during the week; offers beginner training programs and three 5K races per year.
Glastonbury River Walkers: Local walking group affiliated to the Glastonbury River Runners; meets regularly Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
Granite State Wheelman: “Since its founding in 1971 by three intrepid cycling enthusiasts, the Granite State Wheelmen has become New England’s most active adult recreational bicycling club.”
New England Mountain Bike Association: “NEMBA is a recreational trails advocacy organization. Our mission, which we’ve chosen to take, is to ride on the best trails that the world has to offer…”
Share the Road: Connecticut DOT and the “Three-Feet” Passing Rule
Sound Cyclists: “Sound Cyclist Bicycle Club provides organized rides and other cycling related activities for our members and the community, which stress safety, fun and fitness for all levels of riders. We host social activities and the Bloomin’ Metric®, one of the northeast’s premier cycling events.”
Bike Shops in Glastonbury, Connecticut
Cycling in the USA & Abroad
Adventure Cycling Association: “Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. We help cyclists explore the landscapes and history of America for fitness, fun, and self-discovery…”
La Route Verte (Canada): “When completed, the Route verte will comprise 4,000 kilometres of bikeways linking the various regions of Québec…”
Rails to Trails Conservancy: …a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
People for Bikes: “…to gather a million names of support, to speak with one powerful voice—to let policy makers, the media and the public know that bicycling is important and should be promoted…”
Legal, Governmental & Educational Sites For Biking & Walking
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals: “Expertise for sustainable transportation”
Bicyclinginfo.org: “Pedestrian and bicycle information center”
Center for Cycling Education: “…actively involved in the development and delivery of: cycling courses and workshops; cycling education materials; training and support for cycling instructors and course coordinators.”
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU): “the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions…”
Encouraging Bicycling & Walking: The State Legislative Role
Getting Where You Want to Go: Connecting and Preserving our Communities with Better Transportation: The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has released a comprehensive transportation guide for Connecticut. In an easy-to-read format, the guide is a call to action that promotes a vision for an efficient 21st Century transportation system. The guide serves as a roadmap for the public, legislators and policy makers to build a better statewide transportation system that helps Connecticut economically, while respecting natural resources and sense of place.
Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT): “This tool is designed to help you conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking or cycling by estimating the value of reduced mortality that results from specified amounts of walking or cycling.”
League of American Bicyclists: “To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. We do this by representing the interests of the nation’s 57 million cyclists. With a current membership of 300,000 affiliated cyclists, including 25,000 individuals and 700 affiliated organizations, the League works to bring better bicycling to your community….”
Walk Score: How walkable is your neighborhood?
General articles about biking and walking
“This Is How We Ride”– Biking in New York City
“Now Coveted: A Walkable, Conveniet Place” — Walking has become an indicator of your socioeconomic status.