Slow Streets - Neighborhood Traffic Calming
In 2018, Degree® Deodorant and Blue Zones® announced the five cities that were awarded $100,000 each to implement innovative and transformative community projects to help people get moving naturally for generations to come. The Hartford project would host the state’s first bike boulevard on Hampton Street, which became a specially-marked, low-traffic, low-speed street designated for riders of all ages and abilities.
Evaluation and outreach on the program continued in 2022, and permanent installation is anticipated after the engagement process. Since that time, the City has evolved the program to support safer streets across neighborhoods. Babcock/Affleck Streets, Beacon/N Beacon Streets, and Lyme/Palm/Granby/Cornwall Streets are the current focus areas of the program.