Revitalizing Downtowns - One Trail at a Time
New Hampshire's natural resources are its greatest asset. Our New Hampshire economy grows when our forests, trails, waters, are well taken care of, used by residents and visitors and linked to our downtowns.
Resource from the Field
NERCRD Best Practices in Bike/Pedestrian Trail Data and Monitoring
In 2020 colleagues at the University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, and University of Minnesota partnered on a multi-state grant to share successes and learning from trail and non-motorized traffic monitoring initiatives, including the Connecticut Trail Census, the New Hampshire Trail Finder and the Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative led by Dr. Greg Lindsey, a nationally-recognized scholar in the area of active transportation and research. The project will involve monthly meetings of team members with recorded webinar presentations, a face to face Bike/Pedestrian Data Colloquium, publication of colloquium proceedings, identification of research agenda items, implementation of three pilot data collection sites, and development of a collegial network. Learn More
Informational Sheet: Using Data and Engagement to Capitalize on Multi-Use Trails: Examples from New Hampshire
UNH Extension staff Shannon Rogers and Emma Tutein were authors on this piece that describes the Downtowns and Trails Program. The focus is to enhance opportunities for linking downtowns and “in-town trails,” those located within the vicinity of downtowns or business district. Read Informational Sheet