Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Announcement
NHDOT has announced the start of a competitive selection round for pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure projects under the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Projects are to be between $400,000 and $1,000,000 total cost with a minimum 20% local match. Projects can exceed $1 million if other funding sources are added to the project. Communities who are interested must submit a letter of intent to apply for funds between June 1 and July 1, 2016. More information can be found online or by contacting Dean Williams at email@example.com or (603) 226-6020.
What are Complete Streets and how can they benefit my community?
On Friday, June 3rd, come find out why 663 communities across the nation, and five in New Hampshire, have adopted Complete Streets to increase economic vitality, safety, and public health. We’ll gather at 9:00 am for a brief presentation and questions, then go outside to see real life examples, on foot, on the bus, or on your own bicycle, meeting back indoors to enjoy some refreshments and compare notes. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a raincoat, just in case!
The event is part of a series being held by the Bike-Walk Alliance of NH and Transport NH with assistance from the Central NH Regional Planning Commission.
The event is in Concord at the Center for Health Promotion, 49 S Main St (the Smile building, 9:00 am – noon). Participants may choose either a walk/bus tour or a bicycle tour of complete streets elements in Concord as part of the event.
For more information contact Craig Tufts at 226 6020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Central NH Regional Planning Commission’s Draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP)
Public participation is an integral part of Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission’s (CNHRPC’s) transportation planning process which helps ensure that decisions are made in consideration of and to benefit the public needs and preferences. CNHRPC has published a draft Public Involvement Plan that defines the public input process and sets standards to which the planning commission shall adhere by. The plan acts as a guide for CNHRPC and also includes tools for reaching out to the public regarding transportation planning. CNHRPC’s draft Public Involvement Plan is open for comments and suggestions until May 27, 2016. All comments should be submitted by e-mail to Dean Williams at email@example.com or by phone at (603) 226-6020.
In efforts to promote the kick of CSNH, we are challenging commuters to commute smart – carpool, walk, telecommute, bike, or use public transportation. By logging your smart commute in our new trip logger, you can compete with other teams and individuals statewide on real-time leader boards and be eligible to win prizes. Register today to get started! We will offer a one-week competition during National Bike to Work Week (May 16-20, 2016) and a season long competition (May 16-October 31, 2016).
CommuteSmart Events in Central NH:
CNHBC Bike Swap – May 14th/15th
(S&W Sports, Concord)
Rock ‘N Race Bike Valet – May 19th
(Merrimack County Savings Bank, Concord)
Smart Commuter Breakfast – May 20th
(Downtown Concord & Hazen Drive)
Spring Planning & Zoning Conference
The NH Office of Energy & Planning 22nd annual Spring Planning & Zoning Conference will be held June 4, 2016, at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Drive in Concord, NH 03301. For additional information on the event you can visit www.nh.gov/oep or contact Michele Zydel at (603) 271-2155 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens April 4, 2016.
CNHRPC Brownfields Assessment Program
On May 17th, CNHRPC kicked off its brownfields program with a meeting introducing the three environmental contractors: Credere Associates, Ransom Engineering, and Sanborn Head Associates. The Brownfields Advisory Committee (BAC) also identified three communities in which to begin assessments: Allied Tannery in Boscawen, Woods Woolen Mill in Hillsborough, and a yet-to-be identified site in Pittsfield. It is anticipated that at least three more sites will be identified at the BAC’s next meeting to be held on June 16th. Also at that meeting, selection criteria will be discussed as will site tracking systems. It is the goal of CNHRPC and the BAC to have as many sites being assessed this summer as possible. If you would like more information on the Brownfields Program, or to nominate a site, please visit CNHRPC’s Brownfield Page.
NH Park and Ride Toolkit is Now Available!
The NH Park and Ride Toolkit Report and Factsheet is now available. Please refer to the toolkit’s page for additional information.
CNHRPC Member Communities
Click on the towns below to access that towns official web site.