The future look of the East End, including possible conversion of state-controlled Stratford and Connecticut avenues into two-way streets, will be presented at the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone meeting May 16, 6 p.m. in the Newfield Library.
Why is a transportation study being done in the East End Neighborhood?
The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), in collaboration with the City of Bridgeport and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), is conducting the East End Streets Study to focus on solutions to address travel along the Connecticut Avenue and Stratford Avenue corridors in the East End of Bridgeport. Planning for the future of these roadways is critical to serving the growing travel needs for the East End community, including the residents, neighborhood businesses, educational institutions, emergency services, recreation centers, places of worship and community gathering places.
The Connecticut Avenue & Stratford Avenue corridors serve local traffic as well as traffic passing through adjacent towns and communities. Building upon the plans for Bridgeport’s waterfront, recreational centers, employment centers, and new housing and development projects will likely spark opportunities for economic vitality and increase travel demand in the East End. Therefore, the need to address traffic flow, pedestrian and bicycle safety, transit options, parking, and development opportunities will become vital to ensuring that the multi-modal transportation needs of the community are being met.
What a waste!
It’s impossible to do a transportation study for projects yet completed.
It’s the job of an enlightened MetroCOG to inform developers of community needs — that takes brainpower not a transit study. Help them build what’ s right. Write the map without a compass! Do the work!
Here’s what I learned:: MetroCOG has a transportation planner — he needs retroactive oversight.
Set sail and then toss him overboard.
(Aye, aye, skipper.)