CommuteSmart New Hampshire (CSNH) is a partnership between the state’s nine regional planning commissions and specific transit agencies (partners), working in collaboration with other transit providers, state agencies, municipalities, businesses, and public health organizations. CSNH is dedicated to encouraging and assisting people to choose sustainable transportation options in place of driving single occupancy vehicles. Partners actively support the development and provision of strategies and policies to reduce travel demand across the state including walking, bicycling, carpooling and using public transportation.
CommuteSmart New Hampshire, formerly Commute Green New Hampshire, spurred from National Bike to Work Day and has grown steadily in size and recognition over the last several years.
National Bike to Work Day originated with the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 and flourished into Bike to Work Week and now Bike Month. In New Hampshire, the Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire, Concord 20/20 and Seacoast Area Bicycle Riders laid the foundation for CommuteSmart New Hampshire and the Statewide Challenge by raising awareness of Bike to Work Day ten years ago.
Following the early successes of Bike to Work Day in New Hampshire, other regional organizations began promotions like the Seacoast Commuter Challenge and Green Commute Week among others. All of these efforts fell under the umbrella of CommuteSmart New Hampshire and were dedicated to motivating people from all over the state to choose transportation options other than driving alone.
Our initial Statewide Challenge included 678 commuters saving 64,731 miles during a one-week competition, and every year since then we’ve been focused on setting new records for reducing single occupancy travel and a commitment to environmentally-friendly commuting.
Join us in the challenge and try a CommuteSmart NH transportation alternative today!
CommuteSmart New Hampshire, commuting challenges, and the Trip Logger would not be what they are today without the hard work and dedication of volunteers from around the state. Similarly, the events would not be as successful as they are today without the support from our local sponsors. We appreciate all the food, drinks, time, effort and enthusiasm that has been donated to keep our events running smoothly.