Transportation Studies in Progress
Noroton Heights Station Area Study
WestCOG is currently working with the Town of Darien to study the Noroton Heights Station area. The main objective of this study is to evaluate access to the station, parking patterns, and opportunities for development around the station. To support these efforts, a Technical Advisory Committee will meet throughout the study to evaluate existing conditions and develop strategies for improvement. The project team will also meet with local stakeholders and the public to understand the community’s needs and interest in potential strategies. The final outcome of the study will present a series of physical and operational recommendations to enhance accessibility and functionality of the station area and support future development opportunities. To participate in the study’s survey regarding parking at the Noroton Heights station, please click here.
Community Visioning Session – Thursday, May 11th at 7 PM
Stamford Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
The purpose of the Stamford Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is to analyze and recommend ways to improve the safety, accessibility and mobility of bicyclists and pedestrians in Stamford. To support these efforts, a study technical advisory committee and community advisory committee will help identify existing challenges in the city and develop opportunities for improvement. Throughout the course of the study, the project team will meet with city stakeholders and the public to better understand the city’s needs and create a vision for Stamford. For more information on the study, including access to the survey, WikiMap, and project updates, visit the website.
Stamford Bus & Shuttle Study
The purpose of the Stamford Bus and Shuttle Study is to complete a comprehensive evaluation of current CTTransit operations, services, rates, future transit needs, and to develop service and investment alternatives and recommendations for an enhanced urban transit system in Stamford. A study technical committee will be established and robust public involvement process will aim to involve diverse and interested stakeholders. The study will also evaluation the public and private shuttles that serve the Stamford Transportation Center (STC), their impacts on bus operations and traffic circulations in and around the STC and their governance. In support of the bus and shuttle study, an analysis of the transportation system network for vehicles and non-motorized users will be developed, and land use and development conditions and potential will be documented. Funding, organizational, and support opportunities will be identified.
Westport Rail Station Parking Study
The purpose of the study is to evaluate existing commuter parking facilities at and near the Westport and Green’s Farms rail stations in Westport; identify and asses potential improvements; and develop an implementation strategy. The study will be conducted in two phases. Phase one will provide a review of existing conditions, an analysis of issues and opportunities, the identification of alternatives, and the development of draft and final reports. Phase two will include, but not be limited to a more robust public outreach program, a financial and implementation plan, and more detailed renderings and analyses based on the outcome or preferred alternatives of Phase one.
Existing Conditions Report, June 2014
Analysis Report, February 2016
Recommendations Report, December 2016
Route 7 Corridor Assessment and Implementation Plan
This study will develop a phased implementation improvement plan for the Route 7 corridor from the vicinity of Route 7 Expressway and Route 123 (Norwalk) to Route 7 and Wolfpit Road (Wilton). This project is being undertaken because the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) determined in 2009 that funding for two longstanding priority projects is not available. This study will address multi-modal operational and safety needs in the corridor that are not currently being pursued in any active planning, design or funded programs.
Route 1 Corridor Study Boston Post Road Darien, CT
The Route 1 Corridor Study was undertaken by the South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) in cooperation with the Town of Darien and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). The purpose of the study was to develop a comprehensive transportation plan for US Route 1 (Boston Post Road) in Darien that will: provide improved mobility, accessibility, and safety for all users; incorporate land uses and development strategies that support the transportation system; and benefit the overall quality-of-life in Darien.