Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

What is DominGO! Hartford?

DominGO! Hartford is a free program that temporarily opens streets across Hartford to bike, walk, skate, dance, and play. This program turns our streets into a park space that connects neighborhoods and communities and promotes healthy activity.

When are the DominGO! Hartford days?

In 2022, our inaugural year, there will be four events: June 26th, July 24th, August 28th. You can visit our calendar page to get more details about each event.

When does DominGO! Hartford start and end?

Each event starts at 9 AM and ends at 3 PM.

Where does DominGO! Hartford happen?

DominGO! | Farmington Ave.

Route to be announced soon

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June 26, 2022

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9 AM - 3 PM

DominGO! | Park St. (rescheduled from July 24th)

Route to be announced soon

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September 25, 2022

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9 AM - 3 PM

DominGO! | Main St.

Route to be announced soon

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October 23, 2022

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9 AM - 3 PM

On the routes

Is DominGO! always the same route?

No, in our inaugural year of 2022, we are planning on showcasing three different routes throughout the city.

You can visit our event pages to see the map routes:

DominGO! | Farmington Ave.

Route to be announced soon

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June 26, 2022

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9 AM - 3 PM

DominGO! | Park St. (rescheduled from July 24th)

Route to be announced soon

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September 25, 2022

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9 AM - 3 PM

DominGO! | Main St.

Route to be announced soon

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October 23, 2022

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9 AM - 3 PM

Is DominGO! accessible to those with disabilities?

Yes! Participants with mobility limitations are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs, scooters, pedal-assist bikes, and adaptive bicycles. There are minimal inclines along each route and any portion deemed steep will have the proper signage. While steep areas and congested areas are usually mandatory dismount zones, participants unable to dismount are not required to do so. Service animals are welcome. 

DominGO! has partnered with AARP Connecticut to offer free pedicab rides during each event. You can look out for pedicabs with AARP branding at our activity hubs to request a free ride.

Is DominGO! stroller friendly?

Yes, these events are for everyone, especially children and families. There will be ample space for strollers along the route—simply stay to the right to avoid faster traffic. 

Are dogs allowed at DominGO! Hartford?

You can think of DominGO! like a public park! Dogs (and dog owners!) are welcome, just please stay to the right, keep them on a leash, and remember to pick up after them.

Are there bathrooms along the route?

Yes. There are portable toilets, including ADA-accessible ones, at every activity hub on the route. Need a confirmation before development.

When will the routes re-open to cars?

On DominGO! Hartford event days the roads will begin to reopen to cars at 4:00pm.

What if I don’t ride a bike?

You don't need a bike to participate! You can run, scoot, rollerblade, picnic, dance, shop, and more. DominGO! has partnered with AARP Connecticut to provide free pedicab rides along the routes.

What direction does traffic flow?

Traffic flows in both directions, just like a traditional street. We ask that faster participants keep to the left, and that riders pass on the left.

There is no start or endpoint, and no "right" place to join the route. All you need to do is pick your starting point, choose a direction, and join in on the fun!

Get Involved

How can my organization have a presence at DominGO!?

If you’re a community-based non-profit, you can contact info@domingohartford.com to see if you can set up at one of our activity hubs!

How can my business along the route best participate in DominGO!?

You can play music, offering DominGO! discounts, and even extend your business onto the sidewalk, so long as you maintain a 5’ path of travel. Outdoor tables can have a maximum of eight chairs.

How can I become a sponsor?

If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities,  please contact info@domingohartford.com or visit our Sponsorship page.

What if I'm a pop-up vendor interested in vending goods or food?

Businesses and individuals who would like to set up a table along the route are encouraged to reach out to local businesses along the route for permission to set up on their property. Please email info@domingohartford.com for more information.

About

What are Open Streets?

Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to cars and open them for people to walk, bike, skate, dance, play, and more. Check out the Open Streets Project for more information.

Hartford has a growing tradition of Open Streets! For example, for many years Pratt Street had been closed to vehicles for community activities like the Salsa Socials. During the pandemic, the City of Hartford made this permanent by establishing the Pratt Street patio. Now people of all ages and abilities can enjoy Pratt Street, and businesses are growing on the street!

Is DominGO! endorsed by the City of Hartford?

Yes! The City of Hartford is a founding partner of the DominGO! program. The overall effort is a partnership between the City of Hartford and Hartford Healthcare, and is operated by the City of Hartford.

How is DominGO! Hartford funded?

DominGO! Hartford is funded primarily through City of Hartford staff resources and through private partnerships and support. We need all the help we can get! If you're interested in supporting financially or volunteering, please e-mail info@domingohartford.com.