Q: Can a town arbitrarily use a residential area street to access a hiking trail thru and around a wetlands for general
public use. The town proposes to use a residential culdesac for parking and public access to the trail site in the wetlands which is surrounded by residential homes.
The neighborhood has no outlet thru streets all traffic must leave the same way it came in by turning around either in a north or south culdesac the south of which they propose to use for parking for the public to access on foot the wetlands trails
This is something a Connecticut attorney is best qualified to advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a GENERAL matter, the use of land for a given purpose could sometimes result in various types of studies (traffic, noise, air quality, etc.) to assess the environmental impact on a community or ecosystem. If there was any type of public process or hearings to make the decision, it's possible they could be part of a public record. But this is as a general matter - only someone familiar with the area, local regulations, public projects, and government operations could comment meaningfully. Good luck
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