NHCOG is offering a workshop on Thursday, August 15th at 6:30pm. This workshop will cover 1) Complete Streets Planning for a Rural Town Center and 2) Low Impact Development. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. More details below:
A Bonus “Fifth Thursday” Workshop on a Third Thursday
Sustainability in Practice for Small Towns
Thursday, August 15th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
NHCOG office (59 Torrington Rd., Goshen, CT)
1) Complete Streets Planning for a Rural Town Center (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
“Complete streets” is a planning concept that promotes designing roadways to safely accommodate the needs of all users. This includes people of all ages and abilities regardless of whether they are travelling as drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or public transportation riders. In the Northwest Hills, complete streets elements may include sidewalks, bicycle lanes, bus stops and shelters, roadway crossing opportunities, landscaped medians, curb extensions, and streetscape improvements.
In addition to learning about complete streets policies that may be appropriate in your land use plans, regulations, or ordinances, a case study will be presented on enhancing a rural town center through complete streets. Also, since the NHCOG has been allocated funding for a small-scale complete streets demonstration project, we hope to discuss potential projects with you at this workshop.
2) Low Impact Development Update (7:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Low Impact Development (LID) is a common sense set of tools and practices to address ecologically friendly stormwater management in residential and commercial site development projects. Learn how the adoption of a LID Design Manual for your town can help mitigate impacts to soil, water, and air and ensure clean, sustainable water resources for future generations. To see an example LID Design Manual for Morris, CT click here.
Note for towns registered with Sustainable CT: Attending this event will earn you points!
Planning to attend? Please RSVP so we know you are coming! RSVP by clicking “contact us”.