September 2015                       Issue 16
In This Issue
Complete Streets
NEW! Work Zone Safety App
Tips from Tony
2015 Creative Solutions Award Winners
Back-to-School Safety Tips from the Red Cross
Complete Streets
Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.
The T2 Center held a very successful Complete Streets training on September 3rd in New Britain, as a part of our CT Road Scholar Program.  A second session will be held later this Fall in New Haven, keep an eye out for the workshop announcement, you don't want to miss this great training opportunity.
Integrating Complete Streets policies and concepts helps communities create safe and inviting transportation networks for everyone. This class will focus on how municipalities across Connecticut and the country are balancing the needs of all users and implementing effective policies and procedures to routinely create Complete Streets in their communities.  
NEW! Work Zone Safety App!


The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) has just released the NEW Work Zone Safety Application Suite! Developed under the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Work Zone Safety Grant, this FREE app can help you:

  • Quickly determine both minimum device spacing and minimum number of devices needed for merging, shifting, shoulder, or flagger operations
  • Calculate the number of devices you need
  • Customize your results to incorporate local standards
  • Learn about and apply best practices for stationary lane closures and short duration operations
  • Setup a temporary traffic control area.

Visit Google Play or iTunes to download your copy today! 

Tips from Tony

Every driveway location represents a potential conflict point between motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. New driveway locations should be evaluated to allow for optimal safety. The driveway sightline evaluation process should begin as early as the project planning stage. 
Drivers entering a roadway from a driveway need to have a clear line of sight 

2015 Creative Solutions Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Town of Bloomfield and the Town of Monroe for earning the 2015 Creative Solutions Awards!

Bloomfield's crew developed the Construction Trailer. 
Monroe's team developed the Backflow Preventer/Water Meter.

Click Here to read up on these awesome innovations.


Let's not forget our Honorable Mention:  The Town of New Milford earned an Honorable Mention for their Bench-top Street Light Tester

Back-to-School Safety Tips from the Red Cross

 As kids head back to school, the American Red Cross would like to remind parents some simple measures they can take to keep children safe this fall on the bus, on bike, or in a car.
 "Small details make a big difference, we want parents to be aware that talking to their kids can make a difference," said Mary Young a representative with the American Red Cross. "Now is an important time to refresh and go over some of the safety basics with your kids to make sure they have a fun, safe, school year".
Here are some safety tips from when traveling between school and home...
If you have any ideas or suggestions for future Connecticut Crossroads topics, please feel free to email the designer Regina Hackett at [email protected].