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Livable Walkable Communities-New Boston
Description

New Boston has been chosen for a pilot program for the .Livable, Walkable Communities. initiative of New Hampshire Celebrates Wellness (NHCW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating healthy spaces for state residents. New Boston and two other towns, Nashua and Berlin-Gorham, were selected in 2005 to receive grants to pay for the cost of the project.

NHCW, in conjunction with the town.s newly formed Foot Traffic and Road Safety Committee, will undertake a year-long study of the town.s specific needs for increasing walkability and bikability, and then come up with recommendations for making improvements. Among the key problems that have been identified is a lack of sidewalks.

NHCW hopes to make New Boston a model for how communities can be improved through strategic plans. It is hoped that the program will be expanded to more towns in the future, though these, unlike the three model programs, will have to pay for the costs of the study.



Goal

Develop a Plan to Make New Boston an Active Community