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Blog: It's Time For Bike Lanes To Norwalk Beach

NORWALK, Conn. – Last fall, representatives from East Norwalk came together to support a new vision for Calf Pasture Beach Road.

Mayor Moccia, Councilman Nick Kydes and State Rep. Gail Lavielle joined a crowd of supporters from the Marvin Elementary PTA and other Norwalkers to call for bike lanes on Calf Pasture Beach Road. These bike lanes will not only create a vital recreational resource for Norwalk, they will also bring much needed safety to the dangerous crossing in front of Marvin Elementary. Currently, the school children who cross the street must contend with cars traveling in four lanes at highway speeds.

There is nearly unanimous support for Calf Pasture Beach Road bike lanes. The road is a feeder into two-lane Gregory Boulevard, so the four lanes are overkill. The stacking of cars on the road during Marvin Elementary pickup and drop-off times would still be permitted – although hopefully more of those parents will feel comfortable with their kids walking and biking to school. The city will get a solution to a hazardous road that has been a source of complaints from East Norwalkers for years.

Furthermore, by moving forward with a paint-only solution, the city can improve Calf Pasture Beach Road at a very low cost. This is more a matter of will than money. The question is, does the support of Norwalk's leadership still hold and are they ready to make this happen? Sign the Calf Pasture Beach bike lane petition to let the city know this is important to you.

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