Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning

The City continues to work 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

    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:

    Elwyn Road Side Path

    Peverly Hill Road Complete Street

    NH Seacoast Greenway (Hampton Branch Rail Trail)

    North Mill Pond Trail & Greenway

    Middle Street / Lafayette Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Project

    Elwyn Park Sidewalks and Traffic Calming

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