The Boulevard is a major north-south thoroughfare within the city from I-95 to Whalley Avenue and beyond, but it is dangerous for all road users, including motorists, but especially cyclists and pedestrians due to high travel speeds and traffic volume. There is, however, ample room within the 48+ foot right-of-way to incorporate a two-way protected cycle track along the entire length of the Boulevard without significantly diminishing the car carrying capacity of the roadway. Doing so would calm traffic, vastly improve safety for all road users, and encourage alternative transportation options to driving for many commuters.
Should funding become available for this type of infrastructure, the Boulevard would be a worthwhile candidate since it traverses four city neighborhoods, several schools, and is a major roadway in need of traffic calming.
For more information on how a cycle track might work along the Boulevard, see below:
Complete Streets Request Form: https://newhavenurbanism.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/the-boulevard_cycle-track.pdf
Online article: http://newhavenurbanism.org/new-haven-urbanism/multimodal-transportation-planning/the-boulevard/