Get Your Steps, Spins—and Input—In!
Lebanon is joining communities across NH to encourage and celebrate bicycling, as well as other people-powered and ride-sharing forms of transportation for Bike Month May 2023. We have several special events and offerings, so please join us!
- May 3rd - Bike/Walk/Roll to School Day. This youth/family event is celebrated nationwide and Lebanon elementary schools are having events on May 3rd (Hanover Street School) and May 5th (Mount Lebanon School). Contact your school for more information.
- May 19th 7:00-8:30am - Bike-to-Work Day. This community-wide event is for all who live/work/recreate in Lebanon. We will celebrate Bike-to-Work Day (“Curb the Car Day”) in Colburn Park with refreshments, bike checks by Omer & Bob’s, information, and good company. Friends of the Northern Rail Trail will also have a table set up at the Spencer Street access. All who are getting around that day by bike, foot, bus, carpool, etc. are welcome, and we hope to see you there! For more information, to set up a business/nonprofit table, or to sponsor food/swag, contact email@example.com.
- May - CommuteSmart NH Annual Spring Challenge. Join a rewarding ongoing event! Participants earn points for every non-single-occupancy-vehicle-trip they take (bike, walk, transit, carpool, telecommute, compressed work week) and can redeem those points for discounts at various businesses across the state. It's also a useful tool for ridematching throughout the year--whether you're seeking people to carpool with or a bike buddy to commute with. There is also a fun workplace challenge. Sign up today!
If you’re an employer or similar organization looking for promotional materials, check out this fantastic National Bike Month Guide, including bike bingo and helpful resources.
Walk Bike Ride Leb News
As more residents and visitors elect to walk and bike around the city, Lebanon is committed to making our streets safe and inviting for non-motorized users. The purpose of the Walk, Bike, Ride Leb (WBRL) Plan is to create a safe, comfortable, and connected walking and bicycling network in the City of Lebanon, including connections to public transportation. The WBRL Plan is founded on a review of existing data and plans, and the incorporation of diverse public input. It identifies the community’s highest priority multimodal improvements. Now near completion, the final draft of the WBRL plan is poised as a key tool to inform how walking and bicycling improvements are factored into City budgets and Capital Improvements Programs, which grant opportunities are pursued, and how new and existing developments can be connected to the walking and bicycling network.
To provide comments on the WBRL Plan, email firstname.lastname@example.org or attend one of the following public meetings where the plan will be considered for endorsement and adoption. Full meeting details will be available at LebanonNH.gov/LIVE.