References

Why the Merritt Parkway Trail?
For a discussion of usage of bicycle facilities generally, see http://www.americantrails.org/resources/trans/toolsbikemn05.html

For usage of the Farmington Valley Trail system, see: http://www.fvgreenway.org/pdfs/FVTC%20Trail%20Usage%20Study%20Complete.pdf Usage of the Charles River Path is extrapolated from http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-boston/charles-river-basin.html

Background
For a discussion of the development of the Merritt Parkway, see: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/ct/ct0400/ct0484/data/ct0484data.pdf

The website of the Norwalk River Valley Trail is at http://www.nrvt-trail.com/

A description of the Poquonnock Trail is found at http://www.gbrct.org/projects/transportation/pedestrians-bikes/housatonic-rail-trail/#.VO9RHLDF9hg

Descriptions of the regional networks of bicycle and pedestrian facilities of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments and the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council are found, respectively, at http://www.swrpa.org/Files/Transfer.aspx?pid=1285 and https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?zx=1qcgpwnlkn6i3#inbox/14bf0a475fd77592?projector=1 at p. 9.

Conn/DOT's website for the Merritt Parkway Multi-use Trail Feasibility Study is at http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=4185&Q=491882

Plans Developed for the Trail by CT DOT 
Click a link below to review the CT DOT plan sheets by town:
Greenwich
Stamford
New Canaan
Norwalk
Wesport
Fairfield