Where the Sidewalk Ends

On Wednesday, February 16th at 8:30 PM in the Board Room at Town Hall, the Town Council will be discussing whether to add sidewalks along Main Street from Oak Street to Farm Road.   Please try to attend ("Roads, etc." is the fourth item on the agenda), email the town council (www.newcanaan.info) and/or add your name to the attached petition in favor of sidewalks.   


I have been learning from Jim Lisher of the Health and Human Services Commission as well as community activist Jeff Holland about the potential of walkable community initiatives to improve the health of our residents.  Stay tuned for a unique opportunity to purchase a bench along one of the walkable paths in town in honor of a friend, family, company or organization
.  Meanwhile, check out the links below for further information about the benefits of walking in general and walkable community initiatives in particular.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/health/research/08fitness.html
A recent article citing a study that links walking to improved memory function

http://www.walkinginfo.org/why/ - A resource for creating a walkable community initiative