CT Main Street Center Interim CEO Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker writes: “Walkable communities are the social and economic heart of Connecticut towns. They are the places where small businesses get their start – and endure for decades. They are where we have holiday strolls, Fourth of July parades, community celebrations, and ribbon cuttings. They are the places where people who can’t afford a car or don’t want to drive can experience independence and freedom. They are the images in our postcards, and they are etched into our minds as indelible symbols of community.”

Walkability is key to maintaining vibrant downtowns and Main Streets. Read more about what CT towns need to do to strengthen these unique places: “At Connecticut Main Street Center, we support the use of zoning regulations to encourage foot traffic for local businesses, while helping the environment, by reducing the amount of time we’re stuck in our cars.”

Creating walkable communities in Connecticut — CT Mirror

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