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Thanks to NHDOT and Keith Cota for Bike Lane

September 17 2019

CommuteSMART Seacoast and SABR (Seacoast Area Bicycle Riders) would like to thank NHDOT, and particularly Keith Cota, Chief Project Manager, for the new bike and pedestrian lane on the new Spaulding Turnpike bridge. Throughout 2017 and 2018, Mr. Cota and the NHDOT team sought and listened to community feedback on a multi-year shuttle bus proposed […]

May Commute Smart B2B Challenge a Success

July 3 2019

During our recent Commute Smart B2B Challenge, 976 employees from 64 Seacoast companies used a sustainable form of transportation to commute to work or school.  They carpooled, vanpooled, rode the bus or a moped, bicycled, walked, or telecommuted.  The goal of the challenge was to reduce the frequency of people driving alone to work – […]

The Downside of Uber and Lyft

January 16 2019

The dangerous ride-hailing and public transportation equivalency Jeff Speck Sunday, January 13, 2019 – 2:06pm Shutterstockbikeworldtravel Excerpted from “Walkable City Rules: 101 rules for making better places,” Jeff Speck (Island Press, 2018). All rights reserved. North America, along with much of the world, has been building and rebuilding its cities and towns quite badly for more than […]

Good news about electric buses

January 2 2019

Electric buses push forward worldwide. More than 385,000 fully electric buses are in use around the world, CityLab reported earlier this year. China is the clear leader in the electric bus game, with 99 percent of the world’s battery-powered buses, according to a 2018 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. But the trend is beginning […]

Five Badass Bike Commuters

February 26 2018

So who ARE these folks embracing wind, rain, snow, and freezing temperature to ride to work in the winter?!  Here are the stories of five bicyclists who enjoy their cold weather commutes. David Brown, 31, works as a test engineer at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and bikes year-round because the traffic at the shipyard can […]

Meet Sarah Greenan – Smart Commuter of the Month

January 11 2018

    Home:  Portsmouth Occupation:  On the marketing team at Pax World, a sustainable investing firm Why do you commute smart? I really enjoy the 15 minute walk – rain, sun,or  snow.  It’s great exercise and “me” time to prepare for the day and decompress at the end.  I like making a small contribution to sustainable […]

Treading Lightly: Carpooling is good for you, and the planet

October 3 2017

By Sarah Cushman Years ago, carpooling was far more commonplace than it is today, both in Maine and around the country. Until the 1950s, most American families owned just one car – or none at all. In Maine – the most rural state in the country, according the 2010 U.S. Census – it often took […]

Portsmouth’s Parking Woes

September 18 2017

Reducing the Demand for Downtown Parking Yes, Portsmouth has a parking problem.  Increasing the supply of parking spaces is only part of the solution.  Let’s look at reducing the DEMAND for parking. Ultimately, there are no magic bullets to solve Portsmouth’s parking problem.  It will take a collaborative effort between the City, employers, commuters, and […]

Demand questions are the elephant in the room with autonomous vehicles

September 1 2017

  Say you live 1.3 miles from a subway station or a bus route that would offer you direct access to your job. Then picture an autonomous vehicle looping through your neighborhood every 20 minutes or so to take you and your neighbors straight to that access point. All of a sudden, you would be […]

Carpool Like a Pro

August 17 2017

     Carpool Like a Pro Check out these five tips to help set you up for success and to create an enjoyable experience carpooling to work. Get the Timing Down Let’s face it, life is unpredictable and things happen. Prepare yourself the night before to make sure you are ready to be picked up or […]