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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.

 

 

Gilford, Hoyt Road

photo of jon mullen

Bridge or no bridge, nothing stops this commuter from getting from his home in Nottingham to work in Newintgon by bicycle*

Jon Mullen temporarily uses the free shuttle to cross Little Bay

Watch this interview with Jon and see how he does it.

For maps and detailed instructions, see below.

Map showing area of General Sullivan Bridge Shuttle Southbound service area.

Free General Sullivan Bridge shuttle Southbound. To travel SOUTH over the bridge (towards Portsmouth), call COAST at 603-743-5777, Option 1 to request to be picked up at the Boston Harbor Rd. (DMV) stop. Approximate pick up times at this stop (WEEKDAYS) (Must call 30 min. in advance).:
5:40a 6:13a 6:43a 7:16a 7:46a 8:16a 8:44a 9:21a 10:19a 11:19a 12:28p 1:25p 2:27p 3:35p 4:33p 5:31p 6:36p 7:30p 8:34p
Approximate pick up times at this stop (SATURDAYS – no call necessary):
8:15a 9:33a 11:04a 12:40p 2:42p 4:20p 5:45p 9:14p

Map showing General Sullivan Bridge Shuttle Northbound service area.

Free General Sullivan Bridge shuttle Northbound. To travel NORTH over the bridge (towards Dover), call COAST at 603-743-5777, Option 1 to request to be picked up at the Shattuck Way (Sprague) stop. Approximate pick up times at this stop (WEEKDAYS) (Must call 30 min. in advance):
8:20a 9:22a 10:26a 11:23a 12:23p 1:30p 2:27p 3:27p 3:53p 4:34p 5:05p 5:34p 6:11p 6:44p 7:32p 8:29p 9:31p
Approximate pick up times at this stop (SATURDAYS – no call necessary)
9:19a 10:37a 12:38p 2:15p 3:44p 5:21p 7:23p 10:11p
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.
Ash Street Bridge for Sale

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...

 

 

Left: Ash Street Bridge over Interstate 93 in Londonderry.

NHDOT hosted an "Accelerated Practical Solutions" Workshop

On March 6, the Governors’ Institute on Community Design provided NHDOT with technical assistance toward meeting New Hampshire's pedestrian, bicycle and transit transportation safety and access needs with practical solutions. See https://smartgrowthamerica.org/six-state-dots-selected-receive-hands-assistance/ .

NHDOT leadership, project managers and engineers, municipal leaders, planning commission staff and others attended the workshop. See the Institute's Recommendations.

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.

 





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