Fuss & O’Neill Earns Urbanism Award For New Haven Street Conversion Project

Hartford Courant

Fuss & O’Neill has been awarded a 2015 Urbanism Award by the Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter. The Manchester-based engineering and planning firm won the award for its plan to convert 10 New Haven one-way streets to two-way, while adding bike lanes, improving bus route reliability, and promoting pedestrian safety.

“We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award,” said Peter Grose, President and CEO of Fuss & O’Neill. “Fuss & O’Neill is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities, and this project is a great example of what cities and towns can accomplish by pursuing the goals of New Urbanism.”

The Fuss & O’Neill plan provides a blueprint for creating a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly downtown that is less car-centric. In addition to improving the quality of life for residents and visitors, the multimodal plan will support economic development by greatly improving all forms of travel throughout the city.

“This plan will significantly transform downtown New Haven,” said Sarah Lewis, an urban planner with Fuss & O’Neill. “Residents and visitors are going to be thrilled when they see these changes put into effect.”

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