The committee plans to assist in developing a new version of the town’s master plan and updating the planning regulations by working with town officers and committees with the goal of improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as well as connecting existing trails and public lands in Stratham.
The committee believes:
Walking and cycling are inexpensive and universal activities for the preservation of health for people of all ages including children and seniors and should be easily accessible to the entire community.
Everyone has a right to walk, run and cycle safely in his/her own neighborhood and town.
Cycling and walking are the most environmental and sustainable forms of transportation which includes commuting to work and school.
As a form of transportation, cycling and walking requires infrastructure which should be addressed in town planning and regulations.
Walkers and cyclists are experts of their own streets and neighborhoods and must be included in Stratham’s planning process.