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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.

Northern Rail Trail, Danbury

2015 Recreational Trails Program Grant Applications Now Available

The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails announces that the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant applications are now available. The RTP is a competitive grant program that offers funding for quality public trail projects throughout New Hampshire. DRED is offering a Grant Workshop for the Recreational Trails Program. The workshop is at DRED headquarters Monday night, Sept 29th, at 6pm. For more information, call 271-3254. More...

Warner Rail Trail
Warner Parks and Recreation opened the first half-mile of the abandoned Concord and Clarement Railroad line Saturday, September 27th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new Warner Rail Trail begins at Bagley Field. The trail friends hope to extend the Trail from the Pierce Manse in Concord to Lake Sunapee. For more on the Trail, see
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.

Town of Hanover street re-striping

The Town of Hanover has clarified the rules of the road through innovative pavement markings on Valley Road. Valley Road has no sidewalks and pedestrians have only the highway as a legal transportation option. This application includes a new sign explaining the rules of the road where sidewalks are not present along a highway. See full size picture and full article in The Dartmouth .

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