Merritt Parkway Trail

When the Merritt Parkway was constructed, the State of Connecticut acquired a right-of-way approximately 300' wide.  The Parkway was, for the most part, constructed on the northern one-third to one-half of of the right-of-way, leaving the southern part free of development. 

New Operas: A Nonprofessional's Perspective

     A nonprofessional opera-goer views opera differently from a professional musician or critic, and a nonprofessional's point of view is as valid as a professional's from which to offer an opinion on new operas.  After all, we nonprofessionals form almost all of the audience for opera, and without an audience there would be no opera.

Planning in Greenwich

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
The following is an Op Ed piece that appeared in two local newspapers in Greenwich, CT, during the week of May 27, 2007. * * * * * 

Articles from the Newsletter of Greenwich Safe Cycling

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
The following are articles I wrote for the Winter 2007 issue of the newsletter of Greenwich Safe Cycling: Who We Are

Widening Interstate Route I-95 Is Not the Answer

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
The following article was published in edited form as an Op-Ed piece in Greenwich Time, a newspaper serving Greenwich, CT. * * * * *

Transportation Strategy for Southwestern Connecticut

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
The following letter updates a 20-year strategic plan for transportation prepared in November 2002 by the Coastal Corridor Transportation Investment Area (CCTIA), a state-mandated body of which I am co-chair. The CCTIA represents towns located in southwestern Connecticut, and it reports to the Transportation Strategy Board, which is responsible for developing a statewide plan. I was the principal draftsman of both the plan and the update letter.* * * * *

Road Pricing on Connecticut's Highways

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
The following is a letter to the editor that appeared in edited form in the Connecticut Section of the New York Times on May 4, 2003. Since then a congestion charge has been introduced in Stockholm, Sweden, and introduction of one in New York City was a major recommendation in a long-range plan for the city proposed in April 2007 by Mayor Bloomberg.
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To the Editor:

Cue Sheet for Cos Cob Family Bike Ride

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
Family Bike Ride

Ride for Greenwich Cue Sheet

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
2007 Greenwich Time Ride for Greenwich Sunday, May 13, 2007 Cue Sheet for 33-mile Ride  

Cue Sheet: Simsbury to New Haven, CT

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
The following cue sheet was created in August 2003 and reflects conditions existing then. Mileage shown is cumulative.