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Attention Goffstown Rail Trail Users: Your voice is needed!
The Goffstown Selectmen want to enforce part of an ordinance, written before the Rail Trail was built. This ordinance prevents use of the trail from dusk to dawn. Police may issue citations and/or fines if a person uses the trail during these hours.
A Selectman proposed a change in the ordinance which would allow nighttime use if the trail user has a bicycle light or a flashlight.
Public Hearings are scheduled to receive comment on Monday May 9, 7:00 p.m. and Monday May 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 16 Main Street. The town has sent letters to all residents abutting the trail urging them to appear and comment.
Don't be silent! Your favorable support is needed. Please e-mail Sue Desruisseaux, Town Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or appear at the public hearing and endorse this FGRT position to keep this public transportation corridor available for commuters, exercisers, and others enjoying the trail.
The next Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail meeting will be Tuesday May 24th, 7:00 pm at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (map).
New crossing signals are now operational! Part of the 2010 Transportation Enhancement (TE) project, Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) now make the two Mast Road crossings safer, and a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) improves trail crossing visibility at Henry Bridge Road. Please be alert as you drive through these areas, and while using the crossings, take extra care as drivers get become familiar with their operation. See our TE project page for more project information. Our Frequently Asked Questions and Parking pages have been updated to reflect changes due to this project.
The Manchester bridge over the Piscataquog River is now open! With this connection, you can now ride or walk all the way from Goffstown into downtown Manchester.
For your reading pleasure, the Fall 2015 FGRT Newsletter is available here.
A Goffstown Rail Trail video is now available that provides some brief history and trail feature descriptions. Watch it here.
Many thanks to all of the volunteers who worked on our recent Ski, Skate & Board Sale, and to those who shopped with us. You made the sale a success! Congratulations to our prize winners. Thanks also to our new equipment vendor and our prize donors:
Have you been out on the trail and seen a tree down, trail damage, or some other issue? Submit a Trail Report . We also welcome your photos along the trail, and occasionally post them to this site.
Final adjustments and testing of a PHB crossing of Mast Road, part of the TE Grant Project.
You can donate to support this effort here.
FGRT volunteers Sarah, Bob, and Dennis at a fall trail work day. Thanks for your hard work!
FGRT officers Lowell Von Ruden and David Pierce present a check for $11,850 to the Goffstown Board of Selectmen. These funds, raised by FGRT members and volunteers, will be used to help complete the 2010 TE Grant Project.
The Friends of The Goffstown Rail Trail is an organization of energetic, dedicated citizens volunteering to participate in the promotion, design, development, and maintenance of this resource. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this project.