Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning

We are working on a number of initiatives to support the City's effort to become more bikable and walkable. Portsmouth is currently a Bronze Level Bike Friendly Community according to The League of American Cyclists, and a Silver Level Walk Friendly Community according to The Walk Friendly Communities program (WFC). Check back here for updates on implementation of the Bicycle Pedestrian Plan, progress on Bicycling and Walking Friendly Communities designations, Safe Routes to School projects and programs, and other projects to improve our City's bicycle and pedestrian networks.  

Shared Bike Lane Concept

    Portsmouth is a Bike & Walk Friendly Community

    Bronze Level Bike Friendly

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    Silver Level Walk Friendly

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    Safe Routes to School

    Zagster Bike Share Program

    • The City of Portsmouth has partnered with Zagster to help aid economic growth, improve public health, boost civic pride, and raises quality of life. However, we can’t do it without the support of local partners. Sponsorship opportunities are available for local organizations to partner with Zagster to increase the number bike stations, and more! So far for the 2019 season, the City will have ten stations in various locations thanks to added business sponsors, details here.

    Complete Streets Program

    • According to the City’s Complete Streets Policy (adopted in October 2013), the City has committed to “approach every transportation improvement and project phase as an opportunity to create safer, more accessible streets for all users,” and to use the best and latest design standards available.  Please click here for more information.

    Infrastructure Projects:

    NH Seacoast Greenway (Hampton Branch Rail Trail)

    North Mill Pond Trail & Greenway

    Middle Street / Lafayette Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Project

    Information about other infrastructure projects that include Bicycle and Pedestrian components can be found on the Citywide Project web page.