Consider land use regulation standards for pedestrian facilities and land use development patterns that encourage pleasant, safe walking conditions.  This might include: 

  • Add requirements in subdivision and PUD standards to provide ADA accessible sidewalks or paths to connect developments with adjacent sidewalk networks or destinations, such as schools, parks and village centers. 
  • Adjust dimensional standards to create a pedestrian friendly public realm.  For example, consider replacing minimum setbacks with a build-to line or include a maximum setback within community centers.  Ensure that there is ample room for a wider sidewalk to accommodate livable street designs, such as space for street furniture, plantings and outside dining, as well as ample space for sidewalk snow removal. 

Additional Resource: Pedestrian-Oriented Development by NH Office of Strategic Initiatives