The Western Connecticut Council of Governments is developing a Regional Bicycle Plan for a connected bicycle network in the region. The plan will build on recommendations from existing studies in the region, and will support the North/South and the East/West bicycle connectivity corridors that will become the "backbone" of the network. Statistics from the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s 2016 Statewide Transportation Study showed that 7.3% of trips taken in Western Connecticut are by bike or on foot. WestCOG officials say with streets that are safer for bicyclists, and an improved trail system, bicycling will become a more viable means of transportation in the region. The group has a map showing bicycle routes that are under construction, planned, or completed in the region.