For a second time, Concord has been designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level by the League of American Bicyclists. Concord first received the four-year designation in 2010. The current designation is good through 2019. To be considered for this designation, the Bicycle Subcommittee of the City’s Transportation Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) completed a 100+ question application, which was then reviewed by national experts, as well as by members of the local bicycling community. As part of the review, Bill Nesper, Vice President of Programs for the League, visited Concord and participated in a review of the City by bicycle with 11 other participants, including representatives from the State, the Regional Planning Commission, TPAC, the Central NH Bicycling Coalition, the Bike Walk Alliance of NH, and staff of the City’s Planning and Engineering Divisions. After the review, Mr. Nesper commended
the City on its efforts and noted that past efforts included in the Comprehensive Transportation Policy (Complete Streets) and the Bicycle Master Plan were evident in projects like Main Street, Route 3 Corridor, and the Loudon Road lane conversion.