School children walking along the public way in Weare.
John Corrigan, NHDOT Safe Routes to School Program
The NHDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program assists individuals, communities, and groups to improve opportunities for non-motorized travel.
Follow the links at the left to find information on various bicycle and pedestrian topics.
NH 10A, Hanover.
Non-motorized transportation benefits everyone - Among FHWA's conclusions: The economic impact of bicycling and walking includes avoided societal costs related to a mode shift from automobile travel to bicycling and walking (e.g., reduction of greenhouse gas and other emissions, traffic enforcement, noise impacts, and safety). See FHWA's "Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation."
The Foundation for Healthy Communuities began a "Walk New Hampshire" program in 2007. Now Wendy and her son Griffin have taken the Program literally! Wendy and Griffin will walk the length of New Hampshire from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts border beginning August 9. Wendy and Griffin want to bring awareness to Lyme Disease in New Hampshire and demonstrate their continued appreciation of the New Hampshire outdoors. You can follow Wendy and Griffin's journey on Facebook or read more about their journey here.
A one-day Complete Streets
Demonstration along Main St.
in West Swanzey
The NHDOT has rolled-out a new Complete Streets web page on its Planning and Community Assistance web pages.
The Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) partnered with Healthy Monadnock 2020 to host a Complete Streets demonstration event in Swanzey last summer. The one-day event provided a temporary crosswalk for pedestrians crossing Main Street in West Swanzey. On June 24, 2016 in Troy, SWRPC sponsored a free Complete Streets Training event.