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Manchester Bike Share

Bike Share begins in Manchester. The system currently features 6 stations and 30 bicycles. 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.

 

FHWA rural multimodal networks Advisory Shoulder Hanover Peds

Hanover, Valley Street as illustrated
in Chapter 2-17 of
FHWA's Small Town and Multimodal
Networks Guide

Along with the state tranpsortation agencies in Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, North Dakota and Virginia, NHDOT will receive technical assistance designed to develop flexible ways to meet New Hampshire's pedestrian, bicycle and transit transportation safety and access needs with practical solutions that cost less to design, build and maintain. See https://smartgrowthamerica.org/six-state-dots-selected-receive-hands-assistance/ .

The Governors’ Institute on Community Design plans to bring the Program to NHDOT leadership, project managers and engineers, municipal leaders, planning commission staff and others for a day-long workshop on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at NHDOT Headquarters in Concord.

SGA and CSAC are developing an Agenda for a Workshop tailored to meet New Hampshire's transportation needs. Please call Erik Paddleford at 603-271-2468 to find out more.

Newport NH 3-foot passing sign

NH RSA 265:143a requires motorists
to leave at least 3 feet of clear space
between their vehicle and a cylcist

Dover - Friends, family and local businesses are rallying around Mark "the Mailman" Dudley, after a motorist seriously injured him in a hit and run crash on August 1, 2017.

According to State Police, Dudley, 57, of Dover, was riding his bike on Route 9 in Madbury when he was struck by a vehicle a little before 7 p.m. on Aug. 1. The driver took off, police said.

Police are still asking the public for help. Anyone with information toward bringing the driver to justice is asked to contact Trooper Thomas Conlon at Thomas.Conlon@dos.NH.gov.

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USDOT Secretary, Elaine Chao

US Secretary of Transportation
Elaine Chow

Featured USDOT/FHWA Guidance

USDOT features Resource Guide for Achieving Multimodal Networks - Applying Design Flexibility & Reducing Conflicts .

USDOT Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations .

USDOT Introduces New Guide on Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects .

Swanzey complete street crosswalk

Swanzey: Complete Street Demonstration
photo credit: SWRPC/Samantha Gaudette

The Town of Swanzey became the 4th community in NH to adopt a Complete Streets policy

In October, the town of Swanzey became the fourth community in New Hampshire to adopt a Complete Streets policy. This small town of 7,300 is being held up as a model for other communities who are striving to provide planning guidelines that support roads designed for all modes of transportation, including bicyclists and pedestrians. Lessons learned are discussed in the HEAL Newsletter Article about Swanzey Complete Streets.

Keene Rethinks Marlboro Street Check out this YouTube video from the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation .

Concord Liberty Street Roundabout
Concord: at Center and Liberty

Roundabouts

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.

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. Find out more at the Beyond Traffic webpage.

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.

new hampshire pedestrian kill locations 2005-2014

Excerpt from Dangerous by Design NH
pedestrians killed by car crashes

The 2016 "Dangerous by Design" publication rates New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont high on the list of states for pedestrian safety.

Smart Growth America report on pedestrian Fatalities for 2016

Between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States and the trend is worsening. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, 4,884 people were killed by cars while walking.

pedestrian crossing at roundabout

Toronto Star says Zombie Law is a Bad Idea

The Toronto Star notes that phone-crazed pedestrians may be an annoyance to motorists but this kind of pedestrian activity isn't a crime and shouldn't involve a death sentence.





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