Park Avenue – Cheshire Rail Trail Loop Project

 Park Avenue – Ami Brown Road – Cheshire Rail Trail III Loop Project

City of Keene, New Hampshire

Preferred Alternatives Presentation

Location and Time

Municipal Services, Facilities and Infrastructure (MSFI) Committee
City of Keene Council Chambers
2nd Floor, City Hall
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH
6:00 pm, May 24th 


An initial project meeting was conducted on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the City of Keene, Parks and Recreation Faclity, 312 Washington Street.  The presentation by the City and its consultants can be found below. The meeting format was as follows:


Open House 6:00-6:30 pm Project Presentation 6:30-7:00 pm

Q&A + Public Comment 7:00-8:00 pm

The purpose of this meeting was to present and receive public input on the Concept Plan Alternatives for proposed bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Park Avenue, Blossom, Pitcher, West and Arch Streets as well as separate grade trail improvements along what is known as the Ami Brown Road and the Cheshire Rail Trail.  

Local Concerns Meeting Presentation

The objective of this project is to create safe access for neighborhoods in West Keene to the rail trail, establish a bicycle and pedestrian loop facility and improve access to the downtown area. To accomplish this, concepts for connecting a collector- gateway street, Park Avenue, commonly traveled by bicyclists and pedestrians with Keene’s Cheshire Rail Trail have been developed. The improvements proposed include: In-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities along the streets mentioned above; improved connections to the rail trail at two locations, north of the Keene YMCA along a class 6 road known as the Ami Brown Road and at the end of Pitcher Street; development of two trailhead facilities at Whitcombs Mill Road and Summit Road/Summit Ridge Drive.

The City of Keene, CHA Consulting and Alta Planning + Design are the project team working on the Concept Plan Alternatives. 

Questions regarding this project and meeting can be directed to:
Mapping Technician and LPA Project Manager, Will Schoefmann, City of Keene, Planning Department, 603-352-5474 or