At 48-feet wide, Sherman Avenue from Legion Avenue to Bassett Street is wide enough to accommodate a two-way protected cycle track on the west side of the street with minimal impact on travel or on-street parking lanes. While dedicated bike lanes exist along portions of the street, protected cycle tracks are safer and more accessible to a broader audience, including vulnerable and inexperienced riders of all ages. Should funding become available, Sherman Avenue would be an ideal candidate for multi-modal transportation infrastructure investment like a two-way protected cycle track through eight neighborhoods from the Upper Hill to Highwood in Hamden.
For more information on how this transportation facility might work along the corridor, see below.
On-line article: http://newhavenurbanism.org/new-haven-planning/multimodal-transportation-planning/sherman-avenue/
Complete Streets Request Form: https://newhavenurbanism.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/sherman-avenue_cycle-track2.pdf