Monday, May 24, 2010
Make Gregory Blvd a bicycle corridor to the beach
This week, Gregory Blvd will be repaved and then restriped. Gregory is the road that leads south from East Norwalk to Calf Pasture Beach...in fact, it's the primary access route to the beach. It's a natural bicycling corridor, however its current configuration is far from ideal.
Given the volume of traffic on the road, it makes sense to establish a safe space to bicycle away from the travel lanes. The best solution would be to eliminate parking from one side of the street and use the space to add bike lanes, but this might require all sorts of analysis and process and the restriping is happening now.
The solution that can happen is striping shoulders on Gregory Blvd. Striped shoulders make Strawberry Hill Ave and West Rocks Rd comfortable places to bike. They can do the same for Gregory Blvd.
This decision is being made now. DPW, please give us a cycling corridor to the beach.
Update 7/15/10: Just received word that striped shoulders will be added to Gregory after the repaving work is done! Thank you DPW!