First, we are very happy to announce that the Town of Hanover has been included among The League of American Bicyclists Bicycling Friendly Communities “Honorable Mention” roll. During the process of applying for recognition as a Bicycling Friendly Community our committee learned a great deal about what we have done and what we need to continue to do, and what improve, in order to encourage cycling in our community and to build up our status and some day win Silver or Gold level. By being added to this list we join other large and small communities around the nation who are striving to make their streets safe and fun places to travel whether afoot, on two wheels or four.
To that end we are hosting an open-house on Wednesday May 22 from 5 to 7 pm at the Howe Library’s Mayer room. This open house will be our opportunity to reach out to our fellow citizens in Hanover. We want to share our ideas for how we can improve cycling and pedestrian facilities and just as important; we want to hear your ideas! We hope to see you then.
On Saturday March the 23rd the Hanover Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee will be riding and walking to an event where we will help support the efforts of The Rotary Club of Hanover! The Rotary club is holding a fundraising Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 am at the firehouse on Lyme rd.
$5 for Adults over the age of 18.
$3 for anyone between the ages of 5 and 18.
Free for anyone under the age of five!
This is to benefit the Haiti Hope Quilt project.
If you would like to participate in this event and are interested in traveling to it through Hanover from a different angle then:
A Walking group will meet at 8 am at the entrance of the parking lot on East Wheelock st next to Smith rd and travel via Verona Ave and Rip rd or, weather and conditions permitting, via the Girl Brook path.
A cycling group will meet at 8 am the South Main and Wheelock st corner of the Dartmouth Greene and travel at a gentle pace along College St and Lyme rd to our breakfast reward!
Come join us and see our community in a new way!
Hello Fellow Hanoverites!
Today is our March 2013 committee meeting. As always we will be meeting in the Howe at 4 pm. The last few meetings we’ve not been in our usual room, if you can’t find us stop by the information desk on the 1st floor for directions.
Our Agenda for this meeting is as follows:
1) Approve the minutes from the February 2013 meeting.
2) Report of the Bike League group on the application for Bike Friendly Community designation.
3) Update on Safe Routes to Schools.
4) Discussion of Verona sidewalk and the current status of additional sidewalks in Hanover. What should our strategy be? (Start with a report on the outcome of the select board meeting on the budget.)
5) Web site – what should be there, how should we proceed?
6) Parking fund for bike/ped facilities.
7) Demonstration project on Rt. 120 from Sand Hill to the boundary of the Urban Compact area.
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!
Late update! The location has changed slightly; we are now meeting in the Mayer Conference room on the same floor of the Howe.
Our regularly scheduled meeting will be at 4 pm on Thursday December 6th in the Howe Library
Rotary Conference room. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hanover Bike & Pedestrian Committee (HBPC)
Murray Room, Howe Library
July 2, 2009, 4:00 PM
- Call to order
- Review of minutes of meeting of June 18, 2009
- Budget Proposals and projects for 2010
- Bike/ped master plan ? with Dartmouth. Includes:
- Education and enforcement plan
- “summit” with town officials and staff about educational issues
- Outreach to town business to encourage employee bike commuting
- Creation of educational flyers.
- Inventory of sidewalks, proposed new sidewalks.
- Bike route system plan, now and proposed
- Develop messages for various media outlets.
- Survey of Hanover residents.
- Bike/Pedestrian Boulevards
- Construction of bike lanes on Park St.
- Bench proposal
- Ride the Sharrow proposal
- Membership list update
- Review of meeting with Select Board.
- Review of meeting of pedestrian sub-committee.
- Next meeting agenda:
- Review of bike facility options on North Park St. with Carolyn Radisch of ORW, and Peter Kulbacki, Hanover Director of Public Works.
- Next Meeting: July 16, 2009, Murray Rm.
Whether you are new to cycling and want to gain confidence to ride safey in traffic, or an experienced cyclist wanted to make sure you have your are doing things right, the Traffic Skills 101 course is the best training you can get. It’s being offered in Western Maine July 7. They are also offering the course that certifies you as an instructor to offer these courses yourself.