Shoreline Greenway Annual Meeting

Since steady rain is forecast for Friday, you may not want to walk the Tabor Trail at 5:00.  We’ll be there just in case.  But you can still come to the Tabor Lutheran Church for our 6:00 annual meeting and presentation by Giovanni Zinn.  He’ll be talking about how he and his team were successful in turning New Haven into a bicycle-friendly city.  We’re hoping to pick  up some tips on how to make that happen in our shoreline towns. 
And you’ll still have time after the meeting to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
 
Giovanni Zinn
(photo courtesy of the New Haven Independent)
 
SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL ANNUAL MEETING
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
TABOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
 
5:00 WALK ON THE TABOR PROPERTY, 
PLANNED SITE OF SGT’S LATEST TRAIL
 
6:00 BRIEF MEETING FOLLOWED BY 
 
GIOVANNI ZINN
CREATING A BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
 
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
ALL ARE WELCOME!
 
 

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF

ARNOLD “PETE” PETERSON

 
Shoreline Greenway Trail is sad to learn of the passing of our friend Pete Peterson on March 28th.
 
Pete was a founder of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, indispensable to the Branford team and a Branford Town representative to the Shoreline Greenway Trail Board of Directors. He was unstinting in
his support of the Trail, building a beautiful donation box that is still used, making a design for improving the Stony Creek Trolley trail iron bridge, and installing tree label markers. He was instrumental in building and maintaining sections of the Shoreline Greenway Trail between Pine Orchard and Birch Road and along
Tilcon Drive.
 
But the most lasting tribute to his work lies in the kiosks, benches, and bridges that Pete both designed and built along the Greenway Trail. The kiosks were all built with the help of Branford Boy Scouts as part of Eagle Scout projects, and his design continues to be consulted to this day; it was recently used in
building the Shoreline Greenway Trail kiosk at the Stony Creek Brewery.
 
So the next time you sit on a bench at the overlook to the Stony Creek marshes or look at the maps and pick up a walk card at one of the Shoreline Greenway Trail kiosks, take a moment to think of
Pete Peterson and be grateful for his work. We all miss him.

BRANFORD TOWN MEETING

 

SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL BRANFORD TEAM PRESENTS ITS

 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

SUNDAY, MARCH 26  2:00 P.M.

BLACKSTONE LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

 

TOPICS:

SEE THE PLANS FOR THE TABOR TRAIL TO BE FINISHED THIS FALL

 

FRANK GASPARRO, BRANFORD IN MOTION, 

NEW BRANFORD BIKE/PED COMMITTEE 🚴‍♀️

 

GREENWAY TRAIL NEWS FROM OTHER 

SHORELINE TOWNS 🌿🌿

 

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Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride – Join Our Team!

Riding for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day ride on April 25, 2016 Chelsea Anderson & her dad, Rick Anderson, Bruce Simonds, Carol Grave, Peter Hawes.

Riding for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day ride on April 25, 2016 Chelsea Anderson & her dad, Rick Anderson, Bruce Simonds, Carol Grave, Peter Hawes.

Shoreline Greenway Trail is forming its team for the 2017 Rock to Rock Earth Day Bicycle Ride, scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in New Haven. Last year, our 21-member team raised nearly $3,625 for the trail.  The event, which attracted 1,135 cyclists, raised more than $165,000 for 28 environmental organizations, including Shoreline Greenway Trail.  The SGT riding team enjoyed a sunny day of pedaling through New Haven-area parks and neighborhoods plus tasty food, great music and camaraderie at the finish line. A fun day for a worthy cause. 

This year, there will again be courses for riders of all kinds and ages: eight-mile (police-escorted family ride), 12 mile, 20 mile, 40 mile to a 62-mile metric century for distance riders.  So, gather your friends and family, join our team and help raise funds for the trail!

Preparing to bike for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride in New Haven on April 25. 2016.

Preparing to bike for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride in New Haven on April 25. 2016.

Registration is open! Visit RocktoRock.org and sign up as a member of the Shoreline Greenway Trail team; donations from your sponsors will directly benefit the trail. Contact Ginny McParland at ginnymcparland2002@yahoo.com if you’d like more information.