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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 May 14, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm, 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 – Topic: Active Transportation Orientation

May 13, 9:00am-12:00pm – Topic: TBA

September 9, 9:00am-12:00pm – Topic TBA

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Breathe New Hampshire 29th Annual Seacoast Bike Tour - May 17 & 18, 2014

Scenic coastal routes, great food, music and fun! Help us raise funds to eliminate lung disease and improve the quality of life for those living with lung disease in NH. Saturday routes = 24, 41 or 55 miles; Sunday routes = 35 or 52 miles. Minimum fundraising required.

Register by April 15th for a chance to win a Martha's Vineyard getaway at the Dockside Inn! To register as an individual or as part of a team, visit or call (800) 835-8647.

Salem rail trail surfacing
photo credit: Joseph Hattrup

Salem Bicycle Pedestrian Corridor is becoming a reality as Towns make progress on the Manchester & Lawrence corridor.

Iron Horse Preservation Society removed the rails and ties from this portion of the Salem Bicycle Pedestrian Corridor and constructed a recycled asphalt surface.

Details, maps and 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.

Pedestrian-only Great City, China

The Rise of Open Streets

To celebrate the success of Open Streets, the Alliance for Biking and Walking teamed up with Streetfilms to create a video charting The Rise of Open Streets. Check it out here.

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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