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what we could become if we shifted from car-centric to broad-based mobility: a walkable, bikeable network of town centers

Hartford is a densely populated city with bus, rail, bike, and walking infrastructure. As we look to our 400th anniversary, we need to accelerate efforts to reduce dependence on cars. Doing so will help reduce greenhouses gases and asthma rates, and make our city healthier. Emphasizing walking, biking, and public transit will also make our transportation network more affordable and more resilient. As Hartford approaches its 400th anniversary, how do you think we can re-envision the transportation system to connect people to the region?

Move400 Projects

Airport

Recommendations
  • Airport expansion: critical
  • Promotion of national and international non-stop routes: to serve businesses, attract business investment, support cultural tourism
  • Enhanced links to and from airports: integration with rail and bus transit

Resources: Bradley Airport Light Rail Feasibility Study (ConnDOT 2016), Bradley Field Airport Master Plan (ConnDOT 2018), Long-Range Transportation Plan for Metro-Hartford Capitol Region (CRCOG 2019)

Rail

Recommendations
  • New northeast rail corridor, with higher- or high-speed rail from New York to Boston: would transform the region
  • Complete stains on the Hartford Line: encourage transit-oriented development at all stations. Seven stations planned, only four in operation. Complete system. Enhance all stations.

Resources: Long-Range Transportation Plan for Metro-Hartford Capitol Region (CRCOG 2019), Northeast Corridor Capital Investment Plan (2019), Capital Gateway Master Plan, Knowledge Corridor Rail Workshop (RPA 2016)

Highways

Recommendations
  • Transition  from an auto-dependent to a multi-modal region: a historic crossroads
  • Rethink highway system and interchanges. Emphasis for highways on movement of goods via trucking:
  • Free up land for urban development: at interchanges in central Hartford and East Hartford.
  • Expand CTFastrak, integrate with Hartford line, local buses, bike network, pedestrian oriented town and city centers. Critical last-mile options.
  • Integrate bike-share and car-share programs.

Resources: Long-Range Transportation Plan for Metro-Hartford Capitol Region (CRCOG 2019), 84 Viaduct Plan, 84/91 Tunnel Proposal

Transit

Recommendations
  • Transition from an auto-dependent to a multi-modal region: a historic crossroads
  • Rethink highway system and interchanges. Emphasis for highways on movement of goods via trucking:
  • Free up land for urban development: at interchanges in central Hartford and East Hartford.
     
  • Expand CTFastrak, integrate with Hartford line, local buses, bike network, pedestrian oriented town and city centers. Critical last-mile options.
     
  • Integrate bike-share and car-share programs.

Resource: Long-Range Transportation Plan for Metro-Hartford Capitol Region (CRCOG 2019)

Biking

Recommendations
  • Become national leader in bike infrastructure: Regional biking network, protected bike lanes, protected intersections, East Coast Greenway. Historic center of bike manufacturing. Last mile options: bikeshare.

Resources: Long-Range Transportation Plan for Metro-Hartford Capitol Region (CRCOG 2019), Hartford Bicycle Master Plan, Complete Streets Plan (CRCOG), The iQuilt Plan for Downtown Hartford (iQuilt Partnership 2011)

 

Walking

Recommendations
  • Walking critical to all sectors: green (reduced emissions), grow (attracting talent that wants urban living), live (dense residential neighborhoods which support walking), move (integration of all modes and emphasis on non-motorized), and play (walkability increases vibrancy).

Resources: Long-Range Transportation Plan for Metro-Hartford Capitol Region (CRCOG 2019), Hartford Bicycle Master Plan, Complete Streets Plan (CRCOG), The iQuilt Plan for Downtown Hartford (iQuilt Partnership 2011)

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