A public hearing is being held this morning in Ridgefield. Residents are being called on to voice their opinion about whether bikes should be allowed on the rail trail. The public hearing is at 10am at Ridgefield Town Hall. There will also be hearing on the 17th at 7:30pm.
The plan is to make the trail safe for bicyclists, walkers and runners. Among the expected work that's needed is barriers that would protect people who lose control from going down embankments. The larger goal is to connect the area to other trails around the Parks and Rec property.
The land is owned by Eversource Energy and there is an environmental cap on the property, and the utility has yet to say whether bicycles will be allowed on the trail.