Downtown Update
October 2021
CT Launches Do Your Thing CT! Influencer Campaign to Spotlight Small Businesses
A joint effort between the Office of Governor Lamont and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Do Your Thing CT! partners with local influencers who create their own content promoting their favorite spots and activate their social networks encouraging residents to support local businesses.

In addition to Spanish and English advertising on social, digital, and broadcast platforms, the campaign includes the launch of a website – – which features short videos of local business owners partnering with Connecticut-based influencers sharing their personal stories. 
Residents and visitors can participate by posting a video or photo of their favorite locally-owned small businesses in Connecticut using the hashtag #DoYourThingCT on social media.

Registration Open for Northeast Multimodal Transit Summit

Join the Northeast Multimodal Transit Summit for a virtual, full day discussion centered on the theme Moving Forward: Greener, Safer, and Together on November 22nd.In addition to keynotes Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of the LA Department of Transportation, and Nuria Fernandez, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, you can look forward to 12 panels that will explore the process of building a transportation system that is sustainable and safer for all. Find more info & register.

Car-Free Streets Coming to Hartford in May 2022

The City of Hartford, in partnership with Hartford HealthCare, is developing an Open Streets Program. Starting in May 2022, residents and visitors in Hartford will be able to enjoy 4-6 miles of vehicle-free routes one Sunday per month. Open Streets create healthy, safe and fun environments by transforming streets into places to gather, bike, stroll and play.

Photo Credit: City of Hartford
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