Bringing the Air Line Trail to Portland
Tuesday, November 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Portland Library, Mary Flood Room
Presentation and Discussion on the campaign to extend the "south" section of the Air Line Trail from East Hampton to Portland.
John Shafer, President of the Jonah Center for Earth and Art, and Deanna Rhodes, Planning and Zoning Administrator for the Town of Portland will describe the project through photos, maps, cost estimates, planning process, and community organizing that will be required to realize this vision.
Making Middletown Bike- and Pedestrian-Friendly
Tuesday, December 3, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Middletown's Russell Library, Hubbard Room
Presentation by Middletown's Complete Streets Committee on Middletown's "Master Plan" to encourage safe cycling and walking, and the use of public transit.
The program will include priority areas of Middletown identified by the Master Plan; proposed routes to connect residential neighborhoods to the downtown area, parks, and schools; the already-funded multi-use trail from the Wesleyan Hills area to Wesleyan University and a new sidewalk along Saybrook Road near the Stop & Shop; proposed improvements in the area of Veterans Park and West Street; Safe Routes to School programs; results of a recent bike-pedestrian traffic count; and state-wide advocacy for biking and walking.
Jonah Center News
The City of Middletown and Ecoin (Environmental Collective Impact Network) are promoting Home Energy Solutions, a state program to help residents make their homes more energy efficient. For each Middletown residence that takes advantage of the program, a $25 donation will be made to Middletown's "Tree Planting Fund." Visit http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/content/117/121/167/2011.aspx , call 860-398-3771, or send us a message for more information.
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