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There's a real need for a connection between S Commercial St and Elm St, for all modes of transportation.

Agreed! (See my suggestion at the rail trail bridge) A connection here that was bike friendly would fit the bill too.

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This area of the city has a lot of lower rent housing. I would hate to see these people displaced.

Although a lower income area, I feel this is not a reason for the neighborhood to be neglected. The roads in this area are crumbling, the parking for the bike oath has been commandeered for construction... Read more...

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We are losing railroad landmarks at a frightening pace in Manchester - I've noticed several disappear in this year alone - and it seems that we are getting down to a very few recognizable landmarks of... Read more...

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The Railroad was hand in hand to support the shipment of The Amoskeag Mills products.

I'd love to be able to easily get from the Rail Trail to the Market Basket, or to other destinations down Valley St, on my bike. Having to go North to Granite St or South to Queen City Ave seems like a... Read more...

More retail to complement the liquor store and residential to make it more of a mixed use area

South Elm is in some desperate need of beautification -- the incorporation of street trees or public art can encourage folks to venture down this way from downtown either by bike or on foot

Brenda’s suggestion of a dedicated S Elm trolly or shuttle would pair nicely with a beautification project.

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Having a connection to the water front cycle path from Elm Street, somewhere in between Granite St and Queen City Ave would be nice. Currently, you can connect via entrance behind Delta Dental Stadium... Read more...

Hi Matthew, Thank you for sharing your vision for making better connections for bicycle infrastructure in the study area. You will be happy to know the state has funded a project to connect the South Manchester... Read more...

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To piggyback on to this, having a safe way to cross the river to access the West side (not just connect the bike trails) would be great as Queen City bridge is not the most bike friendly.

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Hi Brenda, We agree, the Bridges over the Merrimack River are intimidating for walking and bicycling. The design team will be looking at options for improving east-west access to the project area.

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A pedestrian & bicycle elevated path above the water along the west side of the river would be great. It could start at Bass Island Park (on the Piscataquog), head east to the Merrimack and then head north... Read more...

The west bank of the Merrimack River from Granite St southward has lost access with the coming of the Everett Turnpike/Manchester By-pass/ I -293. This river is one of New Hampshire's most valuable water... Read more...

We agree and think it is important to ensure people can get over the rail tracks to get to the river, that is why two new pedestrian crossing locations will be shown in the Draft TOD Plan.

Wish list item: Would love to see a kayak area setup along the river front. Many nice areas of the river in the city, but this would make an ideal drop point.

I'd love something like that too Would a location like here work or would something just north of Granite Street and south of the Foundry? I think it's called Loeb park there? <br> Check out something... Read more...

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Very cool but let's connect the railtrail from the Heritage Trail in Bedford. I do it now but you take your life in your own hands when you cross Granite Street if that was resolved some way it would be... Read more...

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I really like the scale and feel of this area that has been designated as the gaslight district. I would like to see it preserved and maybe enhance the historic character of the district. Maybe uncovering... Read more...

I agree with Kathy -- and would love to see some work to connect the Gaslight District with Elm Street and the Millyard.

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The intersection of Second Street and Queen City Avenue is very busy and hard to navigate as a pedestrian. Would building a small overpass above Second Street help to increase access for bicyclist and... Read more...

Wish list - taking advantage of Manchester's river frontage and having public green spaces along the river and rail trail that connect to Arms Park downtown.

I lived in Philadelphia, PA when they developed the east side of the Schuykill River between the art museum and South Street Bridge. The organization that did it had to get easements, etc. but the payoff... Read more...

A tram or dedicated North/South Elm St bus line could free up car traffic in downtown (like arena traffic) and make getting downtown more accessible for south end residents.

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Put in a commuter rail. We want to be able to visit Massachusetts and Maine via train.

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I would also like to point to the Lowell Artists Lofts where community organizers and artist live and create art and it’s such a big part of Lowell,Mass. I’ve been looking for an option like this forever... Read more...

Hi Rosa, will be excited to hear that such a project in Manchester is underway. It is called the Factory on Willow. There is a web page for it right here: https://www.factoryonwillow.com/

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