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Rail Trail near North Londonderry School

First Mile of Londonderry Rail Trail Surfaced

Picture: Bob Rimol from Londonderry Trailways welcomes travelers to the newly paved trail segment.

The paved mile eases walking and bicycling between the North Londonderry School and Symmes Drive.


NHDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The next NHDOT Bicycle Pedestrian Transportation Advisory Committee (BPTAC) meeting is August 20, 2014 from 9 am to 11 am, Room 205 Material and Research Building 5 Hazen Drive, Concord.

Active Transportation Training Series Flyer

HEAL-NH Active Transportation Training Series

HEAL-NH has launched its Active Transportation Program and is inviting people to attend upcoming free training sessions. The sessions are focused on teaching participants how to improve pedestrian and bicycling safety and accessibility in NH communities. Ideal participants are community volunteers and staff members, particularly Public Works officials, Town Administrators/Managers, schoolteachers and administrators, police, fire, and health officers among others

April 22, 9:00am-12:00pm at HEAL Conference Room 2 – Topic: Active Transportation Orientation

May 13, 9:00am-12:00pm at HEAL Conference Room 6 – Topic: Walkability and Bikeability Assessment

June 3, 9am-12pm at NHDOT Room 114 - Topic: Is Your Community Ready for Active Transportation?

September 9, 9:00am-12:00pm at HEAL Conference Room 2 – Topic TBA

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.

NH 10-A, Hanover

Picture, Left: Ledyard Bridge, Hanover

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


unsafe road design

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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.

Straight arrow (sharrow) pavement marker

The Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition Announces 2014 Community Bicycle Grants.
$5,000 Dollars Available for Local Cycling Projects.
Applications for the 2014 CNHBC 2014 Community
Bicycle Grants are due July 11. Applications can be found at

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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