NORWALK, Conn. — NON videographer Harold Cobin accompanied more than 50 people on Mayor Harry Rilling’s morning walk Saturday for a tour of proposed walking routes in the Merritt 7 area.
Members of the Norwalk Bike/Walk commission, the Arts Commission, and residents walked up to two miles, field-tested walking routes, and heard remarks from Bike/Walk commission task force chair Nancy Rosett, Norwalk River Valley Trail Executive Director Charlie Taney, and Arts Commission Chair Susan Wallerstein.
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Participants also viewed a Charles Perry sculpture in the Merritt 7 office complex and heard commentary from Paul Perry, the sculptor’s son.
“We had a number of objectives – to introduce the pedestrian audit tool, to showcase public art in the Merritt 7 office complex, to view the area as a TOD and to showcase the NRVT route in the area,” Rosett explained in a Sunday e-mail. “We were pleased with the number who showed up.”
Participants noted challenging conditions in some areas and completed feedback forms.