Bike Walk Connecticut is changing the culture of transportation through advocacy and education to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut.
Bike Walk Connecticut
56 Arbor St. No. 310A
P.O. Box 270149
West Hartford, CT 06127-0149
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Since 2000, an association of agencies and individuals has operated a Bike to Work program in the Central Connecticut region. After five years of growth, the time was right to create a formal organization that could can keep the Bike to Work program vital and take it to the next level. In addition, tha plan was for the CCBA to become an advocate for bike friendly facilities and policies in Central Connecticut that will benefit all bicyclists, both recreational riders and commuters, and become an advocate for all cyclists in Central Connecticut.
The CCBA received 501(C)(3) status in January, 2006
Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance changed it's name on April 2, 2010 to Bike Walk Connecticut.
A few of our accomplishments:
- Bicycling Advocacy, most recently culminating in the passage of legislation requiring motorists to provide a safe distance of at least 3 feet when overtaking a cyclist;
- The Bike Everywhere program, launched in 2008, encourages Central Connecticut residents to bike to their favorite destination instead of driving. CCBA has sponsored National Bike Week, monthly Bike to Work Events in downtown Hartford and neighboring towns, biking to fun destinations, and instructional clinics;
- Discover Hartford Bicycling and Walking Tour, involving many volunteers and over 1000 participants who biked and walked through Hartford’s many neighborhoods;
- Community Outreach, Last year CCBA gave helmets given to children at the Hispanic Health Council Fair in Hartford, organized valet parking of over 200 bikes at Celebrate West Hartford, and raffled off a bike to a Bike Everywhere participant;
- Website and e-Newsletter, Our new website and our twice-a-month e-mail newsletter keep the cycling community informed about everything related to cycling in Central Connecticut.
CCBA Adopted Bylaws - For those of you who love the nitty-gritty details.
CCBA becomes Bike Walk Connecticut -Goes Statewide Apr 02, 2010
On March 23, 2010, President Anne I. Hayes announced to an enthusiastic crowd of over 150 supporters that Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance is changing its name to Bike Walk Connecticut to advocate for all bicyclists and walkers in Connecticut. Anne explained that the decision was made so that CCBA could build upon its successes by taking advantage of the increasing interest around the state in making Connecticut a safe and attractive place to bike and walk. It will seek active involvement of other bicycle and walking groups, build strong relationships with bike shops and other businesses and place a heightened emphasis on walking. Anne and the rest of the Directors look forward to working with individuals and groups across the state to ensure that Complete Streets design is adopted and implemented on the state and local levels to meet the needs and improve the safety of all cyclists and pedestrians. Bike Walk Connecticut will continue to expand its education programs and efforts to increase the number of people biking and walking and sponsor encouragement events like the Discover Hartford Bicycling and Walking Tour.