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Like bikes? Fairfield offers new path to enjoyment

Published 2:32 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2013

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  • Bicyclists take an inaugural ride on the the new Mill Plain Road bike/walk route after its dedication Saturday morning. Photo: Mike Lauterborn / Fairfield Citizen

    Bicyclists take an inaugural ride on the the new Mill Plain Road bike/walk route after its dedication Saturday morning.

    Photo: Mike Lauterborn

 

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Everyone was very well "spoke-n."

Words of enthusiasm Saturday greeted the inauguration of Fairfield's first officially designated bicycle route along Mill Plain Road. A ceremony, at Mill Plain Road and Brookside Drive, marked the occasion as First Selectman Michael Tetreau declared the bike route open with a quick snip of the ceremonial scissors.

The route, which was seen to fruition by the Fairfield Bike Walk Coalition, is designed to allow cyclists and walkers to safely navigate a path that starts at the Mill Plain-Brookside intersection, heads south past Riverfield Elementary School to Unquowa Road, then past Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Roger Ludlowe Middle School and Tomlinson Middle School to the Post Road in the town's center.

Andrew Graceffa, chairman of the Bike/Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee, which spearheaded efforts to establish the route, joined Tetreau in hailing the project.

They were joined by state and town officials, including bicycling enthusiast Selectman Cristin McCarthy Vahey, state Reps. Tony Hwang and Brenda Kupchick and Board of Finance member Bob Stone.

For more information, check the Fairfield Bike Walk Coalition's Facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/157faCR