Did you ever try walking or biking down the Post Road in Fairfield? This section of the Post Road does not even have a sidewalk...only parking! For this reason and many others, we believe that Fairfield must develop a bicycle and pedestrian plan as a first step towards a safer and more sustainable biking and walking environment. The Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency (GBRPA) has offered to assist Fairfield with preparing a town-specific bicycle/pedestrian plan at no cost to the town. Sign this petition to urge First Selectman Ken Flatto to request this assistance from the GBRPA! Fairfield residents only. Thank you!
We, the undersigned, urge Fairfield to develop a bicycle and pedestrian plan as a first step towards a safer and more sustainable biking and walking environment in Fairfield.
While there is a conceptual plan for the region, the GBRPA has offered to assist Fairfield with preparing a town-specific bicycle/pedestrian plan at no cost to the town!
As we create a safer and more sustainable bicycle and pedestrian environment, Fairfield will benefit from:
Less congestion in the town center;
A reduced need for parking spaces;
Increased business activity;
Lower carbon footprint;
Better air quality;
Becoming an even more desirable place to live.
Walking and biking is also a statewide imperative. The Connecticut Climate Change Action Plan, signed by Governor Rell in 2005, specifically identifies the "expansion of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure" as a key component to achieving the state's greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Furthermore, the Connecticut Department of Transportation's 2009 Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan aims to advance bicycling and walking as a means of transportation, recreation and fitness in the state.
For these very important reasons, we urge you to write to the GBPRA and request the free bicycle/pedestrian plan for Fairfield.
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