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August 2020

Portsmouth City Council Meeting

August 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bike lanes are on the agenda!  Councilors Huda and Kennedy are expected to present something with respect to the Middle Street Bike Lane. Zoom style meeting.  Instructions to join/participate will be included on the city website. https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/citycouncil/events/continuation-august-3-2020-city-council-meeting

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

August 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

There are two motions on the agenda involving the Middle Street Bike Lanes. Councilor Huda has a motion to "move the parking of vehicles back to the curb in Middle Street Bike Lanes immediately for safety of all in lieu of the recent accident". SABR strongly advises against this action. It would make the corridor less safe for cyclists AND drivers. The current report from the city lays this out. The number of crashes is less than half compared to…

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September 2020

Portsmouth Parking and Traffic Safety Committee Meeting

September 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Bike lane safety will be discussed in light of the semi-recent dooring on the Middle Street Bike Lane. Zoom based.  Instruction to join and participate will be provided on the city site in the link.

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All Hands on Deck! Save the Middle Street Bike Lanes!

September 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the Portsmouth Council meeting on Monday, September 14th, councilors will vote on Councilor Huda’s motion to eradicate the safety buffer on the Middle Street bike lanes by returning parked cars to the curb. Every City staff expert involved in this project — as well as NH DOT and federal best practices — rejects the motion as a step backwards, endangering cyclists rather than protecting them. Councilor Huda’s motion:“Move the parking of vehicles back to the curb in Middle Street…

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October 2020

Winter Zoom Workshop

October 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get the skinny on how to outfit yourself and your bike to extend your riding season in comfort and safety. Parkie Boley, year-round bike rider, will share her expertise.

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November 2020

Route 1 Project Public Information Meeting

November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NH DOT Route 1 Project Public Information Meeting – Wed Nov 18 at 4 pm via Zoom:  Public Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting for the US 1 project between Wilson Road and Ocean Road will present refined versions of the alternatives that the team is working to develop and discuss next steps.  For the Zoom link, click here. Passcode: 504396

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February 2021

Bike Trip Zoom Meeting

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us via Zoom on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 PM to learn all about multi-day bike rides, and see which kind of trip is right for you! Our panel of cyclists has done rides ranging from self-supported to luxury-filled. From bike-camping a few days with a few pals, to organized cross-state and cross-country tours. International bike trips and trips to National Parks. We’ll talk about mileage, cost, food, camping/lodging, and more for each type of trip. Tune in,…

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March 2021

Portsmouth Bike Riders – WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP! Speak your mind at the city council meeting!

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the council meeting on March 8th, Councilors Huda and Kennedy will make a motion to remove a ¼ mile stretch of bike lane and return parked cars to the curb. This in spite of the unanimous objections of the Planning Dept, Parking & Traffic Safety committee, New Hampshire DOT, Seacoast Area Bicycle Riders, and foremost national expert of safe bike lane design, Toole Design group. Everyone agrees: removing this stretch of lane makes Middle Street less safe. At the…

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April 2021

A Short Ride in Support of Complete Streets

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Portsmouth is fortunate to have a Complete Streets Policy which commits to “create safer, more accessible streets for all users,” including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit users of all ages and abilities. After years of delay, one key connection in the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Peverly Hill Road, was moving toward final design and construction this week. Unexpectedly the city council voted to throw out the preliminary designs, which included a wide multi-use path and sidewalk, and consider a…

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May 2021

Slow Roll (Portsmouth and Surrounding Communities)

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a short, VERY casual ride around the outskirts of Portsmouth. We'll show off some fun riding route options and you'll get a chance to see what SABR is up to! Special thanks to our hosts at Port City Makerspace for kicking off this series for the summer! They'll be our starting/ending point and they'll be happy to show off their bike (and other) resources while we're there. Show up early if you have questions! Meet up at…

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