Walk Norwich is a pedestrian advocacy movement in Norwich, Connecticut. The goal is to promote walking, request pedestrian improvements (e.g., sidewalks, crosswalks) and to educate residents and guests about the ease of walking in and around Norwich. The objectives of the trails are to provide people with an interactive walking self-guided trail complete with trail marker signs, interpretive signs, and self-guided brochures.
Walk Norwich will be engaged in the following activities:
> promoting the city’s historic walking tours by updating the brochures and making them web-enabled
> working with the city and state to improve pedestrian crossings and to install / improve sidewalks in key locations
> working with the city to implement the recommendations in the Plan of Conservation and Development that relate to walking
> installing wayfinding signs to help guests find their way around our beautiful city
> working to develop a constituency (you and the people you invite) that can be informed and engaged in helping to achieve the goals listed above. Norwich’s approach is to develop the initial program over four phases, starting with the pre-colonial to American Revolution timeframe, then the Jeffersonian Period, followed by the Industrial Revolution, and completed with the Civil War and Civil Rights movements. The ultimate result will be copious walking trails, interconnected / networked to each other. Our concept is to create a walking map that mimics the well-known transit maps in major cities (e.g., Boston MBTA Subway Map).