Fairfield’s Bike Routes and New Bicycle Repair Stations and Pumps
FAIRFIELD, CT July 9, 2020 – With summer now upon us, it’s easy to understand how our fellow citizens want to get out and enjoy the warm weather with a walk or bike ride.
The Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, working with the Fairfield Health Department and other Fairfield Town Departments, now has three approved bicycle routes around town. These routes have been marked with signage and, where possible, road lines and “sharrow” markings. In addition to the bike routes, the Town of Fairfield Department of Public Works has installed eight bicycle repair stations and pumps around town.
The bike routes and repair/pump stations were made possible through a grant from the Connecticut Department of Public Health which was obtained by the Fairfield Health Department. Grant funds also provided the opportunity to purchase additional bike racks which have been installed at the beaches as well as Lake Mohegan.
The three routes are as follows (Strava links included):
Shoreline: From Southport Beach to Ash Creek.
Lake to Beach: From Lake Mohegan to Penfield Pavilion.
Library to Library: From Fairfield Woods library and to the Main Library at the corner of the Post Road and Old Post Road.
The eight repair stations and pumps are located at Southport, Penfield and Jennings Beaches, the Main and Fairfield Woods Library, Riverside Park and the parking lot behind Saint Timothy’s Church off of Congress Street.
Here is a link to the google map showing all routes and repair stations or pumps.
“The Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee’s mission is to encourage safe walking and cycling as a means of enjoying the beauty of Fairfield. In the midst of this Coronavirus pandemic, I hope everyone can safely get out for a rejuvenating walk or ride,” said Keith Gallinelli, chairman of the Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.
Repair Station and Bike Rack at Penfield Beach
Jennings Beach Bike Rack and Pump
Main Library Bike Pump
Fairfield Health Department - Santina Jaronko
Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee - Mike Allen