Category Archives: New Hampshire

By popular demand…

The following item is a Safe Bicycling Pamphlet, originally published by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency, it gives a general overview of safe bicycling practices. If you would like a hard copy we would encourage you to stop in at the Hanover Town Offices; copies should be available soon.

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Upper Valley Regional Planning Commission Forum

I received an e-mail today through the hanover.org mailing list. It is an invitation to area residents to come and hold a conversation about how we think our region should develop. I’m heartened that UVLSRPC wants to connect so closely with area residents and discuss important issues.

From the e-mail:

The issues local leaders face are many, including public health, transportation, economic development, infrastructure, housing, land use, energy, cultural, historic, natural resources and more. Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission is committed to engaging everyone to identify local assets, needs and ways to effectively use limited government resources.  Community conversations are designed and hosted by NH Listens and UNH Cooperative Extension. All perspectives are welcome and we hope you will join us!

The closest event to Hanover is scheduled for February 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm at The Common Man Inn in Claremont.

The registration for this event can be accomplished online or by calling NH Listens.

For anyone who is interested in local bicycling and pedestrian issues this would be an opportune time to show your support for the activities we love and the communities we live in.

See you there!

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Our conversation with Valley News

This week two of our members, Tim Cox and Kelley Dole, had a conversation with the Valley News reporter Jared Pendak. We were able to talk about who we are, where we came from and where we hope to go in our advocacy for Pedestrian and Cycling concerns in Hanover and the Upper Valley.

Who We Are:

The 14-member Hanover Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee meets monthly at Howe Library, its wheels geared toward making Hanover safe and accessible for those cycling or walking through town.

One of our upcoming programs:

Eventually, the group would like to see a marked, regulation-sized bike path on Route 120 leading to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, a project the committee is calling its “big idea.” One road block for the ambition is that Route 120 south of Greensboro Road is maintained by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, rather than the town of Hanover.

The full article appears in the January 12th issue of The Valley News, and online at Biking a Route to Safety.

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From The Desk Of, the Self Appointed Trails Commissioner

Here’s a very late fall trails and road report!

If you fancy a long and lovely ride along a nice flat bit of ground head out to Lebanon NH and hit the Rail-To-Trail. I would recommend riding a bicycle with fat tires set to a moderate or lower pressure so you don’t get bogged down, and fenders to keep yourself clean. Also, dress warmly, scarves, gloves, hats and don’t forget your lights.

For those of us who like to ride down paved hills very fast, start paying attention to your corners. The Annual Road Sanding has begun, making high speed cornering treacherous at best.

In town the roads are still clear, we haven’t had enough precipitation to cause them to become icy or slushy.

As always stay safe! As the days are short we would recommend you invest in a set of cycling lights to keep you visible. Don’t fancy changing or charging batteries? Look into a generator light setup. These are not the bottle generators and incandescents of yesteryear. Modern hub generators and LED lighting systems are as bright as some of the brighter high-output rechargeables, and you never have to remember your power plug.

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Welcome

Welcome to the Hanover Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee blog.  We’ll be using this to keep you updated on Town bicycle and pedestrian policies and programs, and the activities of the Committee.

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