In addition to the Incentive Program, PATH members who bike to work are now eligible for the Emergency Ride Home!
As the public's concern about environmental and personal fitness issues increases, the need and desire for a well-maintained and safe bicycle and pedestrian system will grow. One of the major purposes of PATH is to provide information that will assist communities in identifying and implementing bicycle and pedestrian projects in the central New Hampshire region.
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Bicycle Racks in Concord
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PATH has compiled a list and map of bike rack locations to help bicyclists find parking facilities when traveling on two wheels in Concord.
Bicycling Safety Tips
When riding on roads, bicyclists should use common sense and caution. Knowing the rules of the road and a few handy tips can make your ride safer and more enjoyable. Visit PATH's Bicycling Tips for basic advice on safe cycling. New Hampshire Bike Walk's Don't Be A Road Warrior brochure provides New Hampshire-specific bicycling information, while Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips can help bike commuters be even savvier.
Safe Driving With Bicycles
Just as important, drivers must cultivate a greater awareness of bicyclists on the road. Most accidents involving bicycles and motorists happen at intersections when yielding and turning. Read New Hampshire Bike Walk's Don't Be a Road Hog brochure for driving tips around bicycles.
Bicycling Resources for the Concord Area
The NH DOT has created a series of bicycle route maps showing recommended paved, unpaved, and rail trail routes throughout the state. In the Concord area, download the Merrimack Valley Region Bicycle Routes map for your reference.
The City of Concord also publishes maps showing the locations of public trails for walking and bicycling. View the Citywide Trails Map and click each trail number for specific trail information.
Bicycling Tax Benefits
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (“bailout bill”) included expanding qualified transportation fringe benefits for bicyclers and took effect in January 2009. Employers may provide employees up to $20 per month in tax-free bicycle benefits for reasonable expenses incurred by the employee during the calendar year for the purchase of a bicycle and bicycle improvements, repair, and storage if the bicycle is regularly used by the employee to travel between the employee's residence and place of employment.
PATH’s goal is to help promote a safe and usable bicycle/pedestrian network that encourages intermodal transportation in the region. To learn more about bicycle and pedestrian activities or events, please contact us.
New Bicycle Master Plan for Concord
CNHRPC is assisting the City of Concord’s Bicycle Subcommittee of the Transportation Policy Advisory Committee to create a Bicycle Master Plan for the City. The Bicycle Master Plan aims to engage the public in a planning process that will lead to a safer and more bicycle friendly city for bike commuting and recreation. See the progress of the plan here.