New Park Avenue Transportation and Land Use Analysis

The Town of West Hartford contracted Fuss & O’Neill to perform a full transportation and land use analysis of its New Park Avenue Corridor.

A complete traffic analysis of the corridor was performed to determine appropriate lane configuration options.We reviewed pedestrian and bicycle facilities, prepared concept designs for various road diet alternatives, created options for landscape design, and recommended potential zoning ordinance improvements.

We led an extensive public outreach process to determine the strongest and most supported roadway improvement features for development. To ensure the best outcome for the community, we stationed pop-up kiosks, facilitated online surveys, produced flyer mailings, created social media outreach, and held informational sessions.

The findings were presented to the Town Planning and Zoning Commission and the Town Council. Our final presentation package received overwhelming support from Town officials, residents, and local press.

Future Development – The recommendations are planned to be included in an application for State funding and are intended to be constructed by the Town, based on the alternative recommended by Fuss & O’Neill.