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Thursday April 25, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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NH Housing EAST Conference Room 
32 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH

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Robin H. LeBlanc 
Plan New Hampshire 

Plan NH Forum and Workshop: Complete Streets 

What ARE "Complete Streets"?  

How do you know when it's right for your town?  

What else do you need to know?

In this fun and engaging forum and workshop, attendees will be introduced to what Complete Streets are, learn from the experiences of three New Hampshire communities, and then test out how to apply the principles to real NH roads being considered for a complete streets makeover.

Workshop Program

1:00 – 1:30  Registration and preliminary networking.

1:30 – 2:15  Introduction and overview of how complete streets contribute to transportation choice, support smart growth and are key to the vitality of our town and city centers. 

Presented by Bill Lyonsspeaking as a private citizen and resident of Portsmouth, NH.  He is a Principal Technical Advisor in transportation planning at the U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA and Rick Taintor, Planning Director, City of Portsmouth, NH

2:15 – 3:15  Learnings from three New Hampshire communities that have done it:  Representatives from Portsmouth, Keene and Concord will discuss what each have done in their communities.

  • Specific opportunities that enabled  a project
  • Why was the complete streets approach taken?
  • What process was followed to create complete streets?
  • Lessons learned, political and practical considerations regarding Complete Streets

 Speakers:  Rhett Lamb, Planning Director, City of Keene, NH; Ed Roberge, City Engineer, City of Concord, NH; and Rick Taintor, Planning Director, City of Portsmouth, NH

3:30 - 4:15  Applying Complete Streets Principles:  Attendees will break into small groups and explore how a complete streets approach can be applied in several real life settings on New Hampshire streets and roads.

4:15-4:30  Summary and observations

4:30-5:00  Networking and refreshments.

Who should attend?  Engineers, planners, designers and anyone interested in makeing their community even more healthy and vibrant.

credits requestedThanks to our sponsor:

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Victor Stanley

VHB 2013


SILVER SPONSORS:  Ironwood Design Group, McFarland Johnson      Charron Lighting Supply

GREEN SPONSORS:  CMA Engineers, Harvard Pilgrim, PAX World Investments



Plan NH raises awareness of the link between the built environment and the health and vibrancy of our communities.  Our membership is made up of engineers, architects, planners, landscape architects, contractors and others who care about what we build, where and how and the impact on the fabric of the town or neighborhood.  Visit and

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                                                           Registration closes Monday, April 22, 2013.