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Embark on a journey through time with our Downtown New Britain Architectural Walking Tour. Discover the rich tapestry of history and architecture that shapes the heart of our city. From the solemn Civil War Memorial to the grandeur of historic mansions and landmark buildings, each step unveils a story etched in stone and time. Perfect for history buffs and architecture aficionados, this tour is a window into the soul of New Britain, revealing its vibrant past and enduring spirit.

Stroll
Through
Stories:

Downtown New Britain's Architectural Gems

Stroll Through Stories:
Downtown New Britain's
Architectural Gems

Embark on a journey through time with our Downtown New Britain Architectural Walking Tour. Discover the rich tapestry of history and architecture that shapes the heart of our city. From the solemn Civil War Memorial to the grandeur of historic mansions and landmark buildings, each step unveils a story etched in stone and time. Perfect for history buffs and architecture aficionados, this tour is a window into the soul of New Britain, revealing its vibrant past and enduring spirit.

Bike NB Events

Bike NB hosts several events to get the community involved in cycling and promote bike safety, especially for youth, by hosting an annual Bike Rodeo and Bike To Work Day right here Downtown. Join in on their monthly Slow Rolls with a new route and refreshment destination each time!

Designated Bike Lanes

  • Myrtle Street

  • Washington Street

  • Main Street

  • Chestnut Street

Connectivity

Connectivity will continue as the final phases of the “Beeline Trail” are completed. This multi-use trail will connect the Downtown CTfastrak station to Plainville and the Farmington Canal Trail.

Bike NB

Credit for the establishment of many of these bike lanes safely connecting schools and parks goes to the local bike advocacy organization, Bike NB. Through their determination and innovative initiatives, the bike community can ride safely while commuting or enjoying a recreational ride.

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GETTING AROUND

Downtown is walkable, rideable, & accessible!
Discover the many ways you can visit and commute through any of these options!

Garage Parking

Hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Weekends

14 Franklin Square

BLOGOSLAWSKI GARAGE

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

25 Washington Street

BADOLATO GARAGE

Hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

35 Bank Street

SZCZESNY GARAGE

Park in the Hive

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Join Us

CTfastrak (A division of the CTDOT) is a Rapid Transit System combining the fast, traffic-free service of a train with the frequent, direct-to-your-destination flexibility of a bus.

 

Get where you need to go, fast.

Commuting in and out of Downtown New Britain earns you points. You can turn what you earn into a night out.
 
Download the CTrides App to start earning!
CCSU Students:
Bus fare is free with your U-Pass and student ID. Even on weekends and holidays!

Metered Lots

Kiosk Payment
Pay-by-Cell

1 Main Street

Kiosk Payment
Pay-by-cell

140 Arch Street

Make a Difference. Ride a bike.

New Britain is proud to be 1 of only 11 municipalities in CT to be awarded the “Bike-Friendly Community” designation by the League of American Bicyclists. Over the last few years, the City of New Britain has been able to incorporate bike lanes throughout the City to better connect commuters and cycle enthusiasts to new points of interest. Accessibility to bike lanes not only decreases vehicle usage and traffic congestion, but promotes a healthier, sustainable transportation option.

Downtown CTfastrak Buses

101

Hartford - New Britain
Weekdays Only

102

Hartford - New Britain - Bristol

128

Hartford - Westfarms - New Britain

Metered Street Parking

  • Main Street (Franklin Sq. to Lee Street)

  • West Main Street (S. High Street to Bank Street)

  • Bank Street (One Way)

  • Washington Street (Columbus Blvd. to W. Main)

  • Court Street

  • Chestnut Street (Arch Street to Scalise Drive)

  • Arch Street (Walnut Street to W. Pearl Street)

  • Pearl Street

Payment required:
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weekends FREE

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