Saturday, July 2, 2011

Making some noise about Putnam Bridge

There was a recent public info session held by the CTDOT with regards to the planned new deck for the Putnam Bridge.  This is the Route 3 highway connection between Glastonbury and Wethersfield.  The bridge connects two important residential, employment, and shopping centers. 

Wouldn't it be grand if there was a bike / ped crossing like CT-190?  If you agree, now is your last chance to contact the DOT ( and your elected officials.  My note to the DOT is included below.  Feel free to steal. 

Date: Jul 2, 2011 3:41 PM
Subject: Fwd: Putnam Bridge

Scott Hill,

I am a car free bicycle commuter in CT.  I recommend the studying of adding a cantilevered bike / ped crossing to the Putnam Bridge. 

This is a particularly important transportation and recreation link for non-motorized travel.  It becomes even more important with the reduced hours of the ferry.

CT recently climbed from 40th to 21st in bike friendly state rankings.  Bike / ped  rankings will continue to climb if infrastructure projects make every effort to encourage human powered travel.

Thanks for your consideration.

Tony C
East Hartford, CT

1 comment:

Tony C said...

They' re holding another public info session on the Rt. 3 bridge on Aug 10th (Wed) at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center. 300 Welles St. 7pm. If you can't make it you can email Tim Fields ( Spread the word!