For a second time, Concord has been designated as a Bicycle Friendly Communityat the Bronze level by the League of American Bicyclists. Concord firstreceived the four-year designation in 2010. The current designation is goodthrough 2019. To be considered for this designation, the Bicycle Subcommitteeof the City’s Transportation Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) completed a100+ question application, which was then reviewed by national experts, as wellas by members of the local bicycling community. As part of the review, BillNesper, Vice President of Programs for the League, visited Concord and participatedin a review of the City by bicycle with 11 other participants, including representativesfrom the State, the Regional Planning Commission, TPAC, the CentralNH Bicycling Coalition, the Bike Walk Alliance of NH, and staff of theCity’s Planning and Engineering Divisions. After the review, Mr. Nesper commendedthe City on its efforts and noted that past efforts included in the ComprehensiveTransportation Policy (Complete Streets) and the Bicycle MasterPlan were evident in projects like Main Street, Route 3 Corridor, and the LoudonRoad lane conversion.