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NHDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Program

Route 25 crossing in Rumney, NH.

Rumney, NH 25 at Gilford Avenue and Post Office Lane

Photo credit: David Mexcur

Pedestrian Safety & Access

Safer highway design includes improved intersection crossings, reduced street crossing distances, making people walking more visible, and slowing turning vehicles. See Alta Planning and Design's Systematic Approach to Safety .





NHDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan and Economic Impact Study The public input phase of the project closed on October 15, 2019. You can still stay informed about the planning progress and receive notice about the final public meeting in Concord to present the Plan (meeting will likely be scheduled in December). Just go to and sign up to get on the mailing list.

smart bicycle commuter

Thanks for commuting smart Sonja!

Sonja says "this is something important to me." Another bicycle commuter, Ann Poubeau, says in this video that she rides because "it's a nice break…it clears my mind from work". Discover more about commuting smart at Commute Smart Seacoast

This WMUR video features some Commute Smart Seacoast programs.




NH 10-A, Hanover

NH 10A, Hanover.

Non-motorized transportation benefits everyone - Among FHWA's conclusions: The economic impact of bicycling and walking includes avoided societal costs related to a mode shift from automobile travel to bicycling and walking (e.g., reduction of greenhouse gas and other emissions, traffic enforcement, noise impacts, and safety). See FHWA's "Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation."





unsafe road design

FHWA publishes a "Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation."

The Agenda sets out the following goals: Reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries by 80 percent in the United States in 15 years, and strive for zero pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries in the next 20 to 30 years; and, Increase the percentage of short trips by bicycling and walking to 30 percent by the year 2025.


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Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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