A public hearing is being held Wednesday night in Ridgefield about whether bikes should be allowed on the rail trail. There was a hearing about two weeks ago where dozens of residents turned out to voice their opinions on the matter.
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.
Wednesday's hearing will be at 7:30pm at Ridgefield Town Hall.
The plan is to make the trail safe for bicyclists, walkers and runners. Among the expected work that's needed is barriers, which 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.