Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force

In 2014, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling formed the Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force, comprised of local residents and business owners charged with helping to make our streets and sidewalks safer for everyone.

Vision


Safely connecting people.

Mission


Create safe roads, sidewalks, and trails in Norwalk that make bicycling and walking desirable and easy while promoting healthy lifestyles.
Bike Walk Task Force Color Logo
Thanks to Lindsay Greene, John Alvord, and the Norwalk Community College Department of Art, Architecture and Design for this logo.

Goals for 2017


The Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force will work toward accomplishing the following goals by the end of 2017.

1. Get organized.
1.1 Gain recognition as an official advisory board to the Mayor. 
2. Have all road work comply with the 2009 Complete Streets law.
2.1 Participate in the revision of the City of Norwalk, Connecticut, Department of Public Works' Roadway Standards. 
2.2 Work with Bike/Walk CT and other groups to sponsor a regional Complete Streets workshop.
3. Promote biking in Norwalk.
3.1 Provide signage and public communication for the north/south and east/west bike routes.
3.2 Participate in the development of Norwalk's Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD). 
3.3 Work with other City departments to promote a bike share program. 
4. Promote walking in Norwalk.
4.1 Translate 50% of walking maps into Spanish.
4.2 Launch three neighborhood walking groups. 
5. Educate bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists on how to safely share the road. 
5.1 Work with City departments and private organizations to evaluate the feasibility of developing a children's bicycle education center. 
5.2 Support the Norwalk Kiwanis Bike Rodeo. 
5.3 Add educational material to our webpage. 
5.4 Understand the methodology used by Norwalk Police to record the frequency and outcomes of pedestrian, bicyclist, and motor vehicle collisions. 

Bike Share Interest

The City of Norwalk is exploring the feasibility of bringing a bike share system to its neighborhoods. We would like to learn more about Norwalk residents’ bicycling practices and your opinion about bike shares. Click here to provide your feedback via a short survey. 

Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets 


Mayor Harry Rilling and the Norwalk Bike/Walk Taskforce were honored at the Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets Summit in September 2016 for their collaboration with the Norwalk Health Department to create the City's master bicycle plan and to improve the Health Department's successful NorWALKer Routes program. Click here for a write-up from U.S. Department of Transportation on Norwalk's accomplishments

For more information: 
Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force’s Summary of CT Bike and Pedestrian Laws 
Norwalk Connectivity Master Plan
Norwalk Pedestrian and Bikeway Transportation Plan 
Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club 
National Center for Safe Routes to School 
Sharing the Road for Motorists, Pedestrians, and Cyclists