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HB 592 could increase the penalty for vehicular assault when the victim is a vulnerable user.

House Bill 592 was heard at a February 5 Hearing

Email comments to HouseCriminalJusticeandPublicSafety@leg.state.nh.us

 

NHDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The next NHDOT Bicycle Pedestrian Transportation Advisory Committee (BPTAC) meeting is June 24, 11 AM to 1 PM, Room 161 (Main DOT office Building), 5 Hazen Drive, Concord. May AGENDA

Rail Trail in Londonderry

House Bill 290 is scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Judicial Committee next Tuesday, April 28, at 9:00am. The hearing will be in Room 100 of the State House.

HB290 would create “an assumption of risk” statement for outdoor recreational users, in law. Today, the OHRV and snowmobile users accept risk for their activities on the property of others. This bill would provide landowners who allow non-motorized use of their properties the same protections as NH RSA 2 allows landowners who allow motorized use of their properties. The language in this bill is taken directly from the snowmobile (215-C:55) statutes. More ...

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
US Secretary of Transportation
Anthony Foxx

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces New Initiative to Enhance Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

On September 10, 2014, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a new initiative to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities through a comprehensive approach that addresses infrastructure safety, education, vehicle safety and data collection. More...

USDOT in 2010 encouraged States, local governments, professional associations, community organizations, public transportation agencies, and other government agencies, to adopt 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...

"Now, this Department can help. And we will." Deputy USDOT Secretary Victor Mendez referring to road safety for people walking and bicycling.

ROAD DIET - "A Diet You Can Live With:" See Anthony Foxx' Blog for December 15, 2014...

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 tourists may partly be our courteous New Hampshire motorists, as Robert Messenger from New York City found. more …

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

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 some of the rules of the road related to motorist/pedestrian/cyclist space 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 .

See ORWs Memo regarding suggestion lanes here...

Is your neighborhood livable? Find out what the AARP thinks here....

commuter rail

Beyond Traffic 2045

USDOT invites the American public—including the users, developers, owners, and operators of the transportation network and the policy officials who shape it—to have a frank conversation about the shape, size, and condition of that system and how it will meet the needs and goals of our nation for decades to come. More...





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