Town of East Hartford Receives Honorable Mention from the League of American Bicyclists

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The Town of East Hartford has received an Honorable Mention by the League of American Bicyclists upon receipt and review of the the Town’s application to become a Bicycle Friendly Community. This is the Town’s first year pursuing the designation, which ranks municipalities based on their bike-friendliness.

“I am proud of my team’s effort which resulted in this Honorable Mention distinction,” said Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc. “East Hartford has an amazing history in its support of cycling dating back many years. This is our first year working with the League of American Bicyclists, and it is wonderful to be recognized in our first year applying. I look forward to future efforts and collaboration with our community.”

The Town is actively working to continue to improve infrastructure and to provide a safer environment for walkers and bikers.Efforts include a recent collaboration with the Department of Transportation on Connecticut’s first ever “road diet” on Burnside Avenue. The Town will review the findings and recommendations from the League of American Bicyclists, and will implement recommendations with the ultimate goal of receiving a Bicycle Friendly Community designation in the future.

For any questions about the Town’s designation, please contact Trent Sullivan, Risk Manager at 860-291-7422.

Read more: http://www.easthartfordct.gov/node/39603