News & Events
Swanzey Trail Dedication Held on April 29th, 2013!
Congratulations to Swanzey for adding 1.8 additional miles of upgraded hard-packed rail trail surface for Region residents to ride on! The MRTMA salutes Swanzey's hard work and the generous donations and support of Swanzey's sponsors including the Swanzey Conservation Commission and Open Space Committee, Keene State College, East Hill Foundation, Kingsbury Fund, Putnam Foundation, Fenton Family Dealerships, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Markem-Imaje, Swanzey Lion's Club and the Rotary Club of Keene.
Help Us Map Bike Rack Locations in Keene!
Visit our Google Map page at the following url (or click here) and add points to locations you know there is a bike rack present. At a minimum, please note the location name and street name. If you know of more descriptive information (e.g. bike capacity, seasonal or year-round, rack type, in-ground installation or temporary, etc.), please add this to the notes field.
Monadnock Sustainability Network's "Green Drinks" Features MRTMA
Come learn about MRTMA's latest initiative, "Rack it Up" at Tony Clamato's at 15 Court Street in Keene on Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. The initiative is a pilot strategy to increase biking in the area by improving bicycle parking.
Next MRTMA Meeting
March 20, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at SWRPC, 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. The general public is welcome to attend.
Ever Used the Amtrak Vermonter?
Have you ever thought to use the Amtrak Vermonter to head to New York City or other destinations between Vermont and Washington, DC? Click here to check out this new resource from MRTMA member Nancy Brigham to find out more about Vermonter trains, tickets and parking at nearby Vermont stations.
"The Bright Future of Carsharing"
"Often considered the gateway to other forms of Collaborative Consumption, Car Sharing is becoming increasingly popular with its promise of personal convenience and social improvement. It is time to explore this new age where access is better than ownership." If you are interested in alternatives to owning your own car or simply becoming less reliant on a personal vehicle, check out this website on carsharing options: http://futureofcarsharing.com.
New Transportation Directory Available for Monadnock Region!
Click here to download a comprehensive listing of transportation services available in the Region. Services are listed by Town as well as by transportation type.
Covered Bike Shelter Opens at Antioch on 10/5/11
Bike Lane Completed on Washington St!
The 'Better Block' Project
Complete Streets is a national program that encourages local municipalities across the country to build road networks that are safer, more livable and welcoming to everyone. Keene should make it a consistent policy to design streets with all users in mind, including drivers, public transport riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists as well as older people, children, and those with disabilities. Bicycle lanes in particular have been a topic of recent discussion for both the Court Street and Washington Street reconstruction projects.
There is no single design prescription for “complete streets.” Ingredients may include sidewalks, bike lanes or wide paved shoulders, special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public-transportation stops, frequent crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, and more. A complete street in a rural area will look quite different from one in an urban area. However, both are designed to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road. As Keene’s existing roads are repaired or reconstructed, it should be a policy of the city to incorporate these ingredients to the scale and degree appropriate for the location and type of roadway (e.g., urban streets vs. rural highways).