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Margerie Reservoir walking trail in New Fairfield, Danbury studied

There's been a lot of interest in a walking trail along Margerie Reservoir in Danbury and New Fairfield, and now the project is taking shape.  A walking trail along the reservoir side of Route 37 from Bear Mountain in Danbury to Saw Mill in New Fairfield is being studied. 


First Selectman Susan Chapman says this will promote a healthy lifestyle and be a win for both communities.


The path would not be on reservoir property, but on state property along Route 37.


The state Department of Transportation's Community Connectivity Program seeks to improve accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians in urban, suburban and rural community centers.  New Fairfield and Danbury were recently accepted into the Road Safety Audit program.  The process will identify safety issues and counter-measures to help improve safety. 


A field audit was conducted recently. 



The next step is a post-audit meeting.  Once that is completed, the municipalities will be provided with a report detailing the results and recommendations.