Two related projects identified in Portsmouth’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan are closer to reality– Elwyn Road and Peverly Hill Road.
A public meeting was held on September 15th to lay out alternatives for a new multi-use path along Elwyn Road bordering the Urban Forestry Center. We feel good about where the project is headed, but feel more could be done with connections at both ends. We’re asking NHDOT to install a crosswalk at the western (Lafayette Road) end, and we’re asking the city to extend the project by 300 feet at the eastern end to allow for a future link to Sagamore Road. You can reach out to Stefanie Casella, [email protected] and also submit CIP requests for that extra 300 feet before the 10/15 deadline. Requests to the CIP can be made here: https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/planportsmouth/capital-improvement-plan#citizen
The next step for the Peverly Hill road project (sidewalk plus multi-use path) is a “Public Use & Necessity Hearing” held at 5pm on October 14th at City Hall– https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/peverly-hill-road-complete-streets-project Please consider attending this public meeting, your support can make a difference.
We will continue to keep you informed as council candidates discuss transportation and safe bicycle infrastructure ahead of the November 2nd election. If you are interested in attending an advocacy training and/or getting more involved, reach out at [email protected].