BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN

While motor vehicles provide an indispensable component of our transportation system, travel by foot, bicycle, and other forms of active transportation are also essential elements. These modes of travel are efficient, affordable, healthy, and environmentally sound, and their increased usage will provide more transportation choices, a more complete local and regional transportation system, and contribute to more vibrant and attractive communities.

The priority of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission is to encourage a shift from motorized to non-motorized travel. The idea is to substitute bicycling and walking for driving an automobile for personal errands, as well as for visiting friends and the commute to work, whenever possible.  Research has shown that where investment in pedestrian and bicycle facilities has occurred, rates of non-motorized travel are significantly higher than the national average.  It is therefore reasonable to assume that some percentage of personal trips now being conducted via motor vehicle in the region could be shifted to non-motorized modes if proper facilities and encouragement were provided.

NRPC staff created the following story map which explores how the concept of Complete Streets applies to the communities in the NRPC region. It provides data-driven maps that illustrate existing conditions in the region and covers success stories and potential projects to make the region more friendly to pedestrians, cyclists, and other forms of active transportation.

Click the picture below to view the story map.
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Some Useful Links...

NHDOT
Design Guidelines & Best Practices
Organizations, Coalitions & Partnerships
National Initiatives

Noteworthy Projects and Areas in the Region:

Noteworthy Projects and Areas in the Region:

Trails

Trails