CommuteSmart Nashua is a program of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and in coordination with CommuteSmart NH. The mission of the CommuteSmart Nashua is to improve transportation mobility options of all residents and employees in the Nashua Region.
RideshareWondering how to get started? First, you will need to create an account with the NH Rideshare Portal. Accounts within the portal are confidential and only the contact information you choose will be distributed to other users looking for carpooling matches. Once your account is created, you will need to submit your commuting route and preferences to be matched up with other commuters in your area. You then have the choice to contact who you’d like to commute with and see if they’re a good fit. Ridesharing can save you money, reduce wear and tear on your vehicle, reduce road congestion, and limit your environmental impact. Not to mention enjoying the company during your commute! Team up with your co-workers, neighbors, family members, or friends and start carpooling! Don’t know where to start? Check out NH Rideshare’s free ride matching service for regular commutes or a one-time trip.
Nashua Area Park & Ride LocationsFE Everett Turnpike Exit 8 FE Everett Turnpike Exit 7 FE Everett Turnpike Exit 5
WalkWalking is a central component of a multimodal transportation system. Walking is part of virtually every trip, including trips by car and by transit. Many communities in the Nashua region are wakable and these conditions mean that people are willing to walk short distances to transit stops (where transit is available). Walking can also be substituted for short-distance automobile trips and it also contributes to the quality of community life and to personal well-being.
Resources for Walking
Nashua Regional Pedestrian & Bicycle PlanThe 2015 NRPC Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update marks the next phase of building pedestrian and bicycle connections in the Nashua Region. An action-oriented plan, it builds off goals and objectives outlined in the 2005 NRPC Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and the 2014 Nashua Regional Plan. Nashua Regional Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan Nashua Tree Streets Place Map Milford Pedestrian, Bicycle, Trail & Recreation Connectivity Plan Map
TelecommuteTelecommuting, or working from home or a remote location, is an increasingly popular option that not only cuts all costs and time spent on commuting, but can also improve your job satisfaction and productivity. Whether it be every day, once or twice a week, occasionally, or in emergency situations, telecommuting might be the right choice for you! Some of the benefits include:
- Increased productivity
- Improve job satisfaction
- Reduce stress
- Employees work during peak performance times
- Reduce the demand for parking and office space
- Reduce wear and tear on commuting vehicle
- Reduce commuting costs
- Decrease traffic congestion and air pollution
Public TransitBreathing fresh air, driving safely, being physically active, and avoiding excessive stress are a few of the benefits of riding public transit:
- Buses produce less pollution than cars per passenger mile,
- Bus related accidents have one-twentieth the passenger fatality rates of automobile travel.
- Individuals who use public transportation get over three times the amount of physical activity per day of those who don’t by walking to stops and final destinations.
Resources for Public TransitNashua Transit System For the city of Nashua, NTS offers Citybus, a daytime fixed route service running on nine different routes; an evening bus service on three routes, and a paratransit and senior service. There are additional routes during the holiday season. Souhegan Valley Rides Demand-response bus service to residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton, NH. Boston Express offers daily weekday and weekend bus service between Manchester, and Nashua NH to Boston and Logan Airport by way of Route 3/Everett Turnpike.
BikePedestrian and bicycle infrastructure is improving in the Nashua region. While motor vehicles provide an indispensable component of our transportation system, travel by foot and bicycle are also essential elements. These modes of travel are efficient, affordable, healthy and environmentally sound, and their increased usage will provide more transportation choices, a more complete local and regional transportation system, and contribute to more vibrant and attractive communities.
Resources for Bicyclists and PedestriansNashua Regional Pedestrian& Bicycle Plan The 2015 NRPC Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Update marks the next phase of building pedestrian and bicycle connections in the Nashua Region. An action-oriented plan, it builds off goals and objectives outlined in the 2005 NRPC Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and the 2014 Nashua Regional Plan. NHDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Information Center Official NH State Government page on bike/ped issues Bike Walk Alliance of NH, non-profit bike/ped advocacy organization in NH Bike to Work Week/Bike to Work Day a nation-wide event originated by the League of American Bicyclists. Granite State Wheelmen, NH active recreational bicycle club.
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