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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

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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

Swanzey complete street crosswalk

Swanzey, NH demonstration project

Participate in the NHDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Planning Process now through October 15, 2019. Go to

You can use the Plan project’s webpages to find interactive mapping tools and a survey. The map tool allows anyone with access to a computer or smart phone to provide comments about difficult areas to walk or bike and preferred walking and bicycling routes and suggest improvements. Your input may help New Hampshire to better serve pedestrians and bicyclists in the future. Supplementing the public engagement are 9 statewide public meetings and 1 regopmal public meeting scheduled for September and October 2019. The Plan project includes a social media presence by which you can stay informed about the Plan project with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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Hanover, NH

First Annual Seacoast Electric Bike Exposition

Learn about electric bicycles.Sunday Octoer 13th 11-2 at Stratham Hill Park Free test drives! Vendors and food will be available.

In the Upper Valley, meanwhile, stakeholders are

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...

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

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.

mother and child crossing street

Self-driving cars. - Two Views: What would it be like to be a pedestrian?

Actually pretty good according to Adam Millard-Ball, assistant professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz. A November 4, 2016 Science Blog explains why.

No, not so good according to Tech Engineer Pablo Valerio in Cities of the Future. A March 17, 2017 article explains why.

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