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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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.
East Hartford, CT