Safe Routes for All Active Transportation Plan|New Haven, CT

Project Status: Plan In Progress

Street Plans produced the City of New Haven’s first Active Transportation Plan, a comprehensive analysis and road map for advancing walking, biking, and transit infrastructure in the city in the next 10 years.

The overall planning effort kicked off in the Summer of 2019 with six Quick Build projects, one in each of the City’s Priority Neighborhoods. These projects were meant to engage the community around the Plan in a hands-on manner, and demonstrate concepts that may be found in the eventual planning document.

Plan public engagement kicked re-started with virtual workshops in January 2021, both in Spanish and in English, followed by a series of Handlebar and Walkabout Surveys with the community.

The Plan includes an Intersection Database documenting the conditions of sidewalks and crosswalks at all 1,500+ intersections in the City, conceptual designs for 11 priority locations, as as well as chapter entirely on Tactical Transit for near-term and low-cost improvements to the City’s bus system.

The Plan is currently under review and is anticipated to be adopted by the Board of Alders in 2022.

As an additional engagement related to Plan implementation, Street Plans is currently leading the creation of a Quick Build project in one of the City’s Priority Neighborhoods, a project identified in the Citywide Plan.