For Immediate Release: February 5, 2024

Desira Blanchard
Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

Public Meeting to Discuss Active Transportation Plan for the Naugatuck Valley

(Waterbury, CT) – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) will be hosting a public meeting and charrette to gather input for the development of the Naugatuck Valley Active Transportation Plan (NVATP).  NVCOG invites residents, business owners, transportation advocates, and local officials to participate in this interactive event set to take place on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 6 PM in Waterbury City Hall’s Veterans Memorial Hall (235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT). This marks the first of several meetings throughout the NVCOG region.

The purpose of the Naugatuck Valley Active Transportation Plan is to create a multi-modal framework that encourages and accommodates various forms of non-motorized transportation, including walking, rolling, cycling and other active modes. Once completed, the Plan will serve as a comprehensive roadmap to help guide future infrastructure investments that improve the access, comfort and safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

The charrette is an interactive workshop that allows participants to collaborate with professionals, share ideas, and explore innovative solutions for the development of an efficient and interconnected transportation system. During the session, NVCOG staff will provide an overview of the NVATP, and participants will have the chance to actively participate and contribute their ideas, suggestions, and concerns to help shape the Plan. Pizza and refreshments will be available.

For those unable to attend in-person, a zoom option is available at for virtual participation. Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling +1 929 205 6099 and entering the Participant Code when prompted: 814 8576 6007.

Language assistance is available to the public at no cost. For language assistance requests contact Desira Blanchard, Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator with the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, at or at 203-757-0535. Requests should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting.

The NVCOG has released an online survey to examine habits, preferences, and challenges to walking/rolling and cycling in the community at Residents of the Naugatuck Valley planning region are strongly encouraged to participate.

To learn more about the Naugatuck Valley Active Transportation Plan and stay engaged in the process, visit