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Gilford, Pedestrian walking in accordance with NH RSA 265:39

Governor Sununu signs HB 1731-FN, clarifying that a motorist may, when safe to do so, cross a marked centerline - and any other unbroken line - and safely pass a pedestrian or bicycle. See NH RSA 265:22(d)



Gilford, Hoyt Road

Biking the Londonderry Trail.

Londonderry Trailways held a ceremony on November 22, 2019 to open 4.5 miles of rail trail in Londonderrry.

Left: NHDOT Commissioner Victoria Sheehan and Londonderry Trailways President Bob Rimol review the existing paved trail between the Rockingham Road/Seasons Lane intersection and Harvey Road (near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport) . The Town of Londonderry plans 1.6 miles of additional trail, connecting the Derry Town Line and the Manchester City Line.

Straight arrow (sharrow) pavement marker

Hanover, "Class 1" ebike

ELECTRIC Bicycles in New Hampshire

Previously existing Law in New Hampshire was recemtly updated to clarify e-bike laws. "Class 1" e-bikes are considered bicycles in virtually every way for operation along most highways and trails where bicycles are permitted. For more information, see

The "Upper Valley E-Bike Initiative is a research project based in the Upper Valley (Lebanon-Hanover-Hartford VT-Norwich VT). The project will involve e-bikes, congestion mitigation, health and commuting. See

Ten Year Plan survey

The draft 2021-2030 Ten Year Transportation Plan can be viewed and downloaded from the Department's Ten Year Plan webpage at . The public input phase of the Ten Year planning effort closed on November 12, 2019 . The Department has made available the Survey Overview

Swanzey complete street crosswalk

The NHDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Planning effort's public input phase closed on October 15, 2019. Go to to stay informed about the planning outcomes. The Plan project includes a social media presence by which you can stay informed about the Plan project by signing up or through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

(Picture Left, "Demonstration Project" in Swanzey)

Little Bay Bridge crossing.

NHDOT opens a Little Bay Bridge pathway to pedestrians and bicycles

Access to the pathway from the Newington side is located on Shattuck Way, just south of Rockingham Electric. Access from the Dover side is located directly across from the easterly Hilton Park entrance. Location Map

Left, Bill Kennedy and Keth Cota hold the ribbon for Anne Rugg (Commute Smart Seacoast TMA manager). Newington side of the bridge.

FHWA rural multimodal networks transport options

Since 2016, there have been 45 pedestrian fatalities in traffic crashes along New Hampshire highways. Please remember, Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet! FHWA and NHDOT provided funds to air this 30-second audio on participating NHAB stations (radio only) in July and August, 2019.

Left: graphic from FHWA's Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide

Bike Manchester map
Bike Share in Manchester. City residents, employees, and visitors can affordably rent bicycles to traverse the city. Sponsoring businesses include Southern New Hampshire University, McLane Middleton, Puritan Backroom, Granite YMCA, and Martignetti Companies. Plans call for expanding the local bike share system as additional sponsors are secured. More about Bike Share Manchester.

NHDOT has a bridge for sale!.Complete streets project or trail connections otherwise thought unfeasible? The bridge currently spans I-93 in Londonderry.

More about surplus bridges…

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.

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

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