Connecticut Launches Complete Streets Standards

The new policy calls for sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks on state roads and state-funded road projects.

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September 14, 2023, 6:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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New design criteria released by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) and aimed at increasing road safety for all users will require sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks on all major Connecticut road projects, according to an article in Roads and Bridges.

The new policy, which aligns with Complete Streets, “will apply to any projects that involve reconstruction or redesign of state roads, which make up about one-fifth of Connecticut’s road miles.” The new standards will also impact local projects funded through state grants and comes on the heels of Connecticut passing a Vision Zero bill in June 2023.

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