Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force
Safely connecting people.
Create safe roads, sidewalks, and trails in Norwalk that make bicycling and walking desirable and easy while promoting healthy lifestyles.
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.3. Promote biking in Norwalk.
2.2 Work with Bike/Walk CT and other groups to sponsor a regional Complete Streets workshop.
3.1 Provide signage and public communication for the north/south and east/west bike routes.4. Promote walking in Norwalk.
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.
4.1 Translate 50% of walking maps into Spanish.5. Educate bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists on how to safely share the road.
4.2 Launch three neighborhood walking groups.
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 .
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