The State of New Hampshire strives to increase walking and bicycling by residents, workers, and visitors of all ages and abilities and is now asking for input from our community and others to help shape NH’s future.
The NH Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan will guide the planning, funding, and implementation of improved safety and access for pedestrian and bicycle transportation and inform related policies and programs.
Learn about the plan’s vision and benefits here.
How can you contribute? Use the interactive map to identify and comment on locations that you would like to see improved in Lebanon for both cyclists and pedestrians. The map requires a few steps to add comments so if you already have some locations/improvements in mind, and are short on time, we suggest using the simple comment form.
The plan’s focus in Lebanon will be on state roads like Routes 10, 4 and 120, and highways like I-89, so your comments for improvements on or near these routes might consider:
- SHOULDER SPACE - where you would like more shoulder space and/or painted striping on roads for walking and biking (e.g., Route 120 south of Messenger St.)
- SIDEWALK & CROSSWALK NEEDS - e.g., Miracle Mile
- BUS STOPS - accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists (note: the plan will incorporate data about transit service routes, but for now, does not appear to have data on where bus stops are located, so if you see opportunities to comment on specific bus stop locations and potential improvements to related ped/bike facilities around the stop, your input will help make the plan more effective)
- PATHS - desired locations for new dedicated facilities like off-road multi-use paths and rail-trails (existing examples: Mt. Support Road path and Mascoma River Greenway)
As the schedule shows, the final Statewide Walking and Bicycling Plan Report is scheduled for completion at the end of 2019.
City and regional planning officials including Lebanon’s Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee members are working to stay apprised of the plan’s development and to contribute to it as well. The real impact, however, comes from the State hearing from community members like you!
Besides using the above links to provide comments that can be considered for the plan, you are encouraged to subscribe to receive email or Facebook updates about public meetings in Spring 2019 and project news.
More details are available at NHPedBikePlan.com. You are also welcome to attend Lebanon's Ped & Bike meetings to share thoughts about the plan.