About Us

Our Mission

We are a local community advocacy group made up of residents all across Stamford, Connecticut. Our mission is to transform our neighborhoods to make them more walkable and bikeable, economically vibrant, affordable, and less reliant on cars.

It is obvious to anyone who bikes, walks, or runs around town that Stamford is not friendly to pedestrians, bicyclists, or runners. Too many people are killed or horribly injured because of a culture that prioritizes driver convenience over safety. We believe that human lives and the well-being of residents are more important than preserving parking spots or the freedom of drivers to speed down streets.

We support better land use and a street design that reduces car dependency and promotes walking, running, biking, and transit. A city with less driving is better for the environment (less air pollution / carbon emissions), better for safety, and better for the community, economy, and our neighborhoods.

We advocate for wider sidewalks, protected bicycle/mobility lanes, more crosswalks, and traffic calming measures such as narrower car lanes, curb extensions, pedestrian islands, and automated traffic enforcement (speed cameras). We support denser mixed-use development, parking reform, and zoning reform that contribute to walkable neighborhoods, safe streets for walking/biking, and transit use. We oppose car-centric planning (such as excessive parking requirements and multifamily housing bans) and unsafe streetscapes.

Read More

We put together a reading list to help people understand our mission better! You can also join our mailing list, “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to see our updates.

Meetings

We are looking for people to join us in our mission. Your time commitment can be as low as occasionally writing an email to your local reps.

Join us for our bi-monthly meetings at the Ferguson Library in downtown Stamford to discuss strategy. (Meetings are currently held over Zoom.) Sign up here or email info@peoplestamford.org to be put on our meeting list.