Since our founding in 2008, Manchester Moves has made great strides in linking Manchester to its neighboring communities.
Manchester Moves is founded. Manchester Master Plan 2009.
Rail Trail Master Plan – Manchester Moves commissions a Rail Trail Master Plan from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. to assist the city with prioritizing projects.
Fundraising and design of the Piscataqoug trail and bridge begins.
Bernice & Irving Singer Pedestrian Bridge – Assisted the City of Manchester & the Department of Transportation through design efforts and by securing the match funding for the construction of the bridge that links Manchester to Goffstown via the Piscataquog Trail at mile 2.0.
Londonderry Trailways – Donated $7,500 to Londonderry Trailways to assist with their trail efforts.
Northern Manchester Heritage Trail – Restored 1.5 miles of trail on the northernmost section of the Manchester Heritage Trail along the Merrimack River, funded by a private grant of $75,000, which is now fully accessible and open to the public. This land is adjacent to Stark Park on the State of NH property behind SYDC that has been held for public recreational use into perpetuity.
New Board of Directors, Research & Fundraising – We secured a private grant for $20,000 to assist with planning efforts & elected 8 new directors from various neighborhoods and businesses.
Stark Park’s “Walk in the Woods” development and dedication – In partnership with The City of Manchester & The Friends of Stark Park, Manchester Moves raised funds to restore the lower section of Stark Park to its original “carriage road”. This “spur trail” is a connector to the Heritage Trail and future rail with trail project adjacent to the Merrimack River.
April 24th “Celebrate Trails Day” – A public celebration of trails and children’s bike contest.
Goals of the next 1- 2 years
Complete the Rail Trail network, specifically focused on the Heritage Trail segment.