|Photo by Christopher Brown, used with permission // Looking north on Flower Street.|
We thought those promises were too good to be true.
Now, in August, the DOT is telling cyclists that their safety is, well, you know, whatever. They are doing this through a plan to permanently close Flower Street -- a small street connecting Capitol Avenue with Farmington Avenue -- in Hartford. Cyclists have been told to use Broad Street, one block away. This would not be a terrible idea, if Broad Street were remotely bike-friendly and not due for major construction starting tomorrow.
People are pissed.There is a public hearing slated for Thursday at the DOT.