May 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes
People Friendly Stamford 5/14 Meeting minutes
In attendance: Sheila Williams-Brown, Dice Oh, Chris Dawson, Rob Colgan, Dave Avery, Robin Stein, Emily Gordon, Will Wright, Nia Rhodes Jackson, Jerry Silber
Bike to Work Day
We had good representation from community organizations at Bike to Work day on May 17 with support from The City of Stamford (including a personal bike ride visit by the Mayor), CT Rides, Sound Cyclists, Danny’s Cycles, BLT and Mill River Park. We agreed that next year we need to begin planning the event earlier to help build attendance.
Mill River Park
In addition to rehabilitating the playground the Mill River Park team is working on designs and feasibility studies to extend the Greenway south to the Harbor Point community as well as north to Scalzi Park. It was also suggested that People Friendly Stamford do another joint program with the Mill River Conservancy. We are looking for suggestions!
Main Street Bridge
Redesign of the Main Street Bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists continues including the cul-de-sac on the east side of the bridge. Nearby, plans are also underway for the redevelopment of Boxer Square on the Westside with a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for May 29 at 12:30 pm. All are invited to attend.
The plan has been finalized and will be presented to the Planning Board for adoption. The Transportation Bureau will notify People Friendly Stamford so that we can have a good turn out at the meeting so they will know that the implementation of the plan is something that the community wants.
Monthly bike rides
Ron Morse, Chris Dobson and Mike Moore have done a great job of organizing two PFS rides which will take place the last Thursday of each month beginning in May both beginning at Latham Park in downtown Stamford (across from the Avon theater). The attached flyer describes the details, one being a leisurely ride to music and one is a little more athletic going into north Stamford. Please come, get some exercise and join the ride you prefer. Both will be fun!
High Ridge Road bike lanes
The bike lane pavement markings have been approved by the State Department of Transportation for implementation of the repaving of High Ridge Road which is now scheduled for 2020.
Atlantic Street Underpass
The Stamford Transportation Bureau is continuing to work with the State Department of Transportation to finalize the bike lane plans that will connect through the bridge project on Atlantic Street.
It was recommended that we invite Ralf Blessing to speak at our next PFS meeting to describe the zoning changes that are being developed for Stamford.
Dice Oh has agreed to pick up responsibility for updating our PFS website. Thank you Dice!
Next PFS meeting
The proposed date for our next PFS meeting is Tuesday, August 13 at 6 pm.
Our mission: To connect the neighborhoods of Stamford in a safe and enjoyable way for those who want to bike or walk
Prior Meeting Minutes