New “Library to Library” Pilot Bike Route Ride

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Fairfield residents are invited to join a “library to library” bike tour trial route ride Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 2 pm starting at Sherman Green. Hosted by the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, the bike tour also kicks off the town’s Earth Day Celebration culminating April 25th at Fairfield Warde High School. The cycling tour is part of the Committee’s efforts to add more designated bike routes linking Fairfield residential neighborhoods to town business centers.

The tour is approximately 8.5 miles round trip linking the main Fairfield Public Library on Old Post Road to the Fairfield Woods Branch Library on Fairfield Woods Road. Cyclists will gather at the Sherman Green Gazebo at 2 pm on Sunday, April 19, to hear brief remarks on the route and an update on progress implementing the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan before the tour officially starts.

Participants will receive a map, turn directions and a one page survey form to help evaluate the proposed bike route’s features. Refreshments will be served at the end of the ride at Sherman Green. In the event of bad weather, the tour will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 26 at 2 pm.

Approved bike helmets are required on the tour, and participating cyclists must be 14 or older.

Registration
Offical Press Release
Route Map
Turn-by-Turn Library Route

Fairfield Continuing Education: Introduction to Electric Vehicles

The Clean Energy Task force is sponsoring an outreach event for people interested in electric vehicles.  Although not as green as biking or walking, electric cars are a great choice for many.

Sign-up deadline for the course is this weekend, through Fairfield Continuing Education.

Course Description
Are you tired of stopping for gas?  Intrigued about all the new info about electric cars?  Come learn the facts and the myths about electric cars on March 26, 6:30pm–8:00 pm at RLMS.

Today, electric vehicles are becoming more widespread in the automobile market. The Town of Fairfield has been very progressive in supporting electric vehicles (EVs) and many of our residents have joined in. This course will serve as a guide to those intrigued about EVs, interested about what choices are available today and in the near future, and will present the facts vs. the myths about EV purchasing.

We need your photos!

So, you like cycling and walking around Fairfield. Great. We need photos to use in our BLOG header that quickly and vividly convey the joy of cycling and walking in Fairfield, CT. Have something you want to show us?

Email your submissions to bikewalkrun.fairfield.ct@gmail.com.  What’s in it for you? Fame. Pride. Warm feelings. And, we will give you full credit for the photo and a little story about how you got that marvelous shot.

Our Travelling Chair(person)

Keith is the chair of the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and is in Asia for work and sent the following:

Hello all friends of the Bike and Pedestrian Committee,

I wanted to share with you a short video I took trying to cross the street in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday. Making our charge of transforming Fairfield into a safer place for cyclists and pedestrians seem a much smaller task.

All the best and see you soon.

Keith