REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
Title 23 of the United States Code (USC) & 134 states that it is in the national interest to encourage and promote the safe and efficient management, operation, and development of surface transportation systems that will serve the mobility needs of people and freight and foster economic growth and development within and through urbanized areas, while minimizing transportation related fuel consumption and air pollution. To accomplish all these objectives, the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), in cooperation with the State and public transit operators, are required to develop transportation plans and programs for urbanized areas of the State.
The plans and programs for each metropolitan area are required to provide for the development and integrated management and operation of transportation systems and facilities (including pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities) that will function as an intermodal transportation system for the metropolitan area and as an integral part of an intermodal transportation system for the State and the country.
Regional Transportation Plan
Check the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s I-93 Widening Web Site
Local Trip Generation Rates
The basic purpose of this study is to determine local trip generation rates for individual land use types in the Southern New Hampshire Region for which the data in the ITE trip generation report is lacking.
This project is ongoing. A report on the results so far can be downloaded by clicking the above heading.
Traffic Counting Program
NH DOT Long Range Transportation Plan
The Pettengill Road/Airport Access Road Transportation/Land Use Plan was designed to 1) identify the transportation and land use related impacts of increased access to a study area in the vicinity of the Bedford-Manchester-Londonderry Airport Access Road (MAAR); and 2) determine if additional planned/proposed development resulting from the improvements will generate levels of traffic in excess of the anticipated capacity of selected principal elements of the study area roadway network.
State Bicycle Maps
The State Bicycle Map Steering Committee recently completed revisions to the State Bicycle Maps. SNHPC member communities provided input regarding trails, rail-trails, and pedestrian paths within their municipality as well as suggested safe biking routes to the SNHPC. This information was shared with the State Bicycle Map Steering Committee and incorporated into the updated maps.
General John Stark Scenic Byway
The General John Stark Scenic Byway is a 34-mile circular route connecting the towns of Goffstown, Dunbarton, Weare and New Boston. It is named in honor of New Hampshire's best known Revolutionary War hero, General John Stark. There are many historical points of interest along the route that refer back to the Stark family and the Revolutionary War era, along with other periods of history. The route was officially designated as a State Scenic Byway in 2008. The General Stark Scenic Byway is overseen by a council of representatives from each community, the SNHPC, the CNHRPC and the NHDOT.
General John Stark Scenic Byway Fact Sheet
General John Stark Scenic Byway Council Annual Meeting 2013 PowerPoint
Robert Frost/Old Stage Coach Scenic Byway
The Robert Frost/Old Stage Coach Scenic Byway connects the towns of Atkinson, Hampstead, Chester, Auburn and Derry, and is designed to celebrate and interpret the historic Boston-Haverhill-Concord Stage Coach route that followed what is today NH Route 121. It also highlights the New England landscape featured in much of Robert Frost's work, includeing the settings of some of his most famos poems. The Byway focuses on the numerous historic sites, scenic views, outdoor recreational opportunities, and other attractions that the region has to offer - raising awareness among local residents and promoting visitation for economic development. After 3+ years of work, the Corridor Management Plan was completed in October 2015.
Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway
The Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway connects the towns of Candia, Deerfield, and Northwood, and contains an assortment of historical, cultural, and natural resouces, ranging from hilly vistas and lakeside panorama to classic New England downtown areas. The northwestern part of the Lamprey River flows through the region, and recreational opportunities abound. In addition to scenery and recreation, the traveler experiences myriad opportunities for antiquing along the Northwood stretch. Historical architecture also exists throughout the 45-mile byway, and is a major draw for anyone interested in New Hampshire's proud days gone by.
Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway Points of Interest Map
Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan
There are also several excellent web pages, which can help you determine what types of commuter benefits and TDM options might be most appropriate for your workplace. For more information, visit US EPA Commuter Choice and the Association for Commuter Transportation: www.ACTweb.org
Complete Streets Toolkit
A Complete Street Steering Committee will be involved throughout the process and made up of state and local agencies, professionals, municipal staff, transportation coalitions, and other stakeholders involved in complete streets developments and implementation.
The toolkit shall be divided into two parts: a planning/policy guidance section and a design/engineering guidance section. Aside from the toolkit, there will be an opportunity for three SNHPC communities to take part in a policy pilot program in which the stakeholder's committee will help each community develop a policy specific to the needs of that town.
Further information about commuter options available in the Southern New Hampshire Planning Region is also available at the SNHPC Kiosk.