Getting Around: Challenges, Issues, and Opportunities on Southwest Connecticut’s Streets

Getting Around: Challenges, Issues, and Opportunities on Southwest Connecticut’s Streets
Roads, like Route 1 pictured above in Fairfield, are often unsafe for other users besides drivers. Communities and advocates are looking to change that. (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

For years walkability and pedestrian safety have been buzzwords across the region, but at that same time pedestrian and traffic-related deaths have soared across Connecticut and the county. 

As our local communities are reimagining their streets and redesigning some of the most troublesome intersections in the region, we decided to dive into pedestrian and roadway safety issues and highlight some of the solutions local officials are working on.

Part 1: Unsafe Roads

Part 2: Reimagining the Streets

Part 3: Reinvesting in the Streets (coming May 28)