Hartford is a Silver Walk Friendly Community!

May 01, 2018 Posted by: Andrew Long

Group at press conference
(Photo Courtesy of iQuilt)

iQuilt had a press conference today announcing the big news with the Mayor of Hartford, Luke Bronin. Congratulations to our partners including iQuilt, The MetroHartford Alliance, City of Hartford, CRCOG and Riverfront Recapture!

As you may have heard, Hartford has been designated as a Silver Walk Friendly Community! This is incredible news, and not just because Hartford is the first municipality in the State of Connecticut to receive this designation, but because it groups our Capital City with the likes of Austin, Burlington, Philadelphia and Santa Monica. Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. 

The Hartford Courant also ran a piece highlighting the accomplishment.

Congratulations to the following people for their hard work during the application process:
  • Phil Shattuck, The iQuilt Plan & MetroHartford Alliance
  • Sandra Fry, City of Hartford, Department of Development Services
  • Sara Bronin, City of Hartford - Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Jim Ford, City of Hartford - Department of Public Works
  • Emily Hultquist, CRCOG
  • Robert C. Allan, Riverfront Recapture

The current and future visitors of Coltsville NHP will no doubt benefit from the walkability of the city and is proud to be part of a Silver Walk Friendly Community!

Last updated: May 1, 2018

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