The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (New Hampshire HFA) awarded Bedford a $30,000 Community Planning Grant to create a plan for sidewalks and bike paths.

The mission is to “…require the installation of these features during development and redevelopment projects.

How many people asked for this? According to their files, only 244 people in Bedford were surveyed on this issue.

2014 Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity Master Plan – Final Report (PDF)

In West Covina, CA, residents know that taking grant money means mandates, and that bike lanes are have no return on investment as far as pollution, traffic, or even serving the bicyclists. Here you can listen to a planner insist that the “Complete Streets” concept is MANDATED. California is way ahead on mandating these suggested ideas, and we believe why so many people are leaving the state.

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