Monumental Question

by Allan Appel | Jun 26, 2018 12:46 pm | Comments (6)

Allan Appel PhotoWill the next advertising stanchion from Bike New Haven, the city’s bike share program, be erected cheek by jowl with a 1905 Civil War monument? And is that appropriate?

And instead of beer or national-chain burgers, could the bike station advertisements feature more bike-appropriate healthful concerns like a local gym, or even mom and pop stores?

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Bike Share Ad Panel Riles East Rock

by Allan Appel | Jun 14, 2018 12:20 pm | Comments (20)

Allan Appel PhotoWhen Andrea Konetchy heard workmen pouring concrete across from her house at the corner of Linden and Orange streets, she thought: Fine, the sidewalk is being repaired.

To her dismay, what emerged was a new sidewalk, but a eight-by-five-foot metallic stanchion bearing a McDonald’s advertisement.

The ad is part of the city’s popular new bike share program,  Bike New Haven, whose architecture program, placement, and advertising content are upsetting some people other neighborhoods as well.

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Canal’s History Recounted

by Carly Wanna | Jun 12, 2018 7:45 am | Comments (1)

Carly Wanna PhotoBob Madison did not know that a canal built in the 19th century had run near his childhood home in Westfield, Mass., until he became an adult. Yet he walked across what had once been a canal almost every day in high school.

Land spanning parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts has been home to the canal, a railroad, and now a paved pedestrian bike trail, the Farmington Canal trail Madison has made it his mission to disseminate the history of the canal across the two states.

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