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Northern Rail Trail is Completed; Finish Line Celebration Planned for October 4

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the 59-mile rail trail occurs on Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Jamie Welch Park on Depot Street in Boscawen, NH.


NHDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The next NHDOT Bicycle Pedestrian Transportation Advisory Committee (BPTAC) meeting is October 15, 2014 from 9 am to 11 am, DOT Materials and Research Building, Room 205, 5 Hazen Drive, Concord.

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Central New Hampshire Bicycle Coalition Announces Grant Awards

CNHBC announced transportation grants for projects in Tilton, Ashland, Laconia and Manchester. more...

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

US Secretary of Transportation
Anthony Foxx

USDOT Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations.

"The establishment of well-connected walking and bicycling networks is an important component for livable communities, and their design should be a part of Federal-aid project developments… Walking and bicycling provide low-cost mobility options that place fewer demands on local roads and highways.

"The DOT encourages States, local governments, professional associations, community organizations, public transportation agencies, and other government agencies, to adopt similar policy statements on bicycle and pedestrian accommodation as an indication of their commitment to accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians as an integral element of the transportation system." More...

Concord Liberty Street Roundabout
Concord: at Center and Liberty

Roundabouts work in New Hampshire to increase capacity, reduce delay and virtually eliminate serious collisions. Most important for pedestrians, roundabouts can be designed to make New Hampshire roads and neighborhoods more accessible. The Department provides information on how to use a roundabout whether you walk, bicycle or drive a motor vehicle. This Youtube video about a Glens Falls, New York roundabout may remove all doubt in your community. A feature article in the ITE Journal explains the safety benefits of roundabouts.

Bicycle Tourists love New Hampshire while "green" bicycle tourism leaves a small footprint in New Hampshire. New Hampshire's attractiveness to cyclists may be just our courteous New Hampshire motorists. more …

NH DRED's Travel and Tourism Bureau provides 5 reasons to drive your bicycle

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Transportation "Alternatives?" Mark Gorton articulates the case for investment in walking and biking infrastructure at Pro-Walk Pro-Bike 2012 in Long Beach Californial More...

Watch this video for Walkability Basics for communities


the road with horses.

Keep Equestrians and Their Animals Safe. How fast should you drive by a horse? How close should you get? Just think about how fast and close you want others to drive by your own animal. Check out this equestrian safety publc service announcement from Vermont. New Hampshire law requires vehicle operators to avoid frightening a horse.

Ann Poole provided this picture taken along Beard Road in Hillsborough.

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