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."
FHWA Administrator Greg Nadeau announced the publication of the Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation.
The Agenda sets out the following goals: Reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries by 80 percent in the United States in 15 years, and strive for zero pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries in the next 20 to 30 years; and, Increase the percentage of short trips by bicycling and walking to 30 percent by the year 2025.
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.