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Ribbon Cutting and Bridge Dedication Ceremony

October 21, 2015

Please join Manchester Moves and the City at a ribbon cutting ceremony naming the bridge over the Piscataquog River "The Irving and Bernice Singer Pedestrian Bridge". The naming of the trail leading to this bridge from the Hands Across the Merrimack Bridge will also take place, being named "The Northeast Delta Dental Trail". We would like to thank everyone from the grass root contributors to the major donors and various foundations that awarded Manchester Moves the funds needed to give the City the match dollars required to secure the grants received in order to complete this project who are: Northeast Delta Dental, The Singer Family, The McIninch Foundation, St.Mary's Bank, The Hunt Foundation, Bean Foundation, Mary Louise Billings Trust, Manchester YMCA, Arthur Getz-Citizen's Bank, Martignetti Companies of NH, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Granite State Wheelmen, Blue Steel Cyclery, many donations from the citizens of Manchester supporting the trails within the City connecting to our neighbors and countless hours of the Leadership Team of Manchester Moves. Thank you ALL!

Connection to Goffstown!

May 8, 2015

In a recent meeting with the City of Manchester and the Department of Transportation, Manchester MOVES, Inc. was informed that the bids for the bridge were reviewed and the contract awarded to T. Buck Construction of Auburn, Maine. Steel is scheduled to be ordered in July with completion of the bridge slated for late September, early October. More information will follow and we'll be sure to include pictures and ribbon cutting details for the much anticipated connection of the Piscataquog to Goffstown Trails.

ManchesterMOVES Annual Meeting of the Members 2013

May 16, 2013





May 22, 2013 – 5:30 p.m.


Offices of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA





v  Welcome and Declaration of Quorum – Bob Dastin and Dean Williams




v  Treasurer’s Report – Court Klein




v  Report on Piscataquog Bridge Design & Final Construction Timeline – Jessica Chambers




v  Update on South Manchester Rail Trail – Jessica Chambers




v  Report on Future Scheduled Activities – Bob Dastin and Dean Williams




v  Member Concerns and Comments




v  Adjournment




v  Annual Meeting of the Leadership Team (immediately following adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the Members)




July 1, 2011

Manchester MOVES Minutes of the Annual Meeting 2011

July 1, 2011

Manchester MOVES 2011 Annual Meeting

June 13, 2011

Manchester MOVES Annual Meeting will be held Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 5 PM at wedü, 20 Market Street, Manchester, NH.  All are invited to attend and encouraged to bring their questions and comments regarding the trails within the City.  Hope to see you there!

Hippo Press Q&A with Co-Founders Bob Dastin and Dean Williams

May 27, 2011

Jeff Mucciarone of the Hippo talks with ManchesterMOVES co-founders on where the organization is now and what they are doing to move forward with the trail system in Manchester.

Trail Updates are In....

September 13, 2010

  • Piscataquog Trail:


    • City of Manchester solicited statements of qualifications for consulting engineering firms for the evaluation and design of the trestle bridge and the remaining 1,500 feet of trail yet to be completed.  The most qualified consultant, Hoyle, Tanner and Associates, Inc. was selected and is scheduled begin their site evaluation and structural inspection in October 2010. 


    • Beckett Family Services spent close to 100 hours cleaning and maintaining the trail from the Hands Across the Merrimack Bridge to the
      Parker Street


    • Additional community service is scheduled to begin weeding and trash pickup from
      South Main Street
      across the Merrimack River and south onto the Riverwalk on 9/18.



    Rockingham Trail:


    • Reclaimed asphalt has been crushed and laid along portions of the Rockingham Trail to provide for a smoother, more passable surface.  This asphalt came from nearby City construction activities and has saved the taxpayers money on disposal fees, while improving the usage of the Rockingham Recreational Trail.



    South Manchester Rail Trail:


    • The City is participating in ongoing discussions with the Airport and the NH Department of Transportation about the completion and the final route planning for the South Manchester Rail Trail from Goffs Falls Road to Harvey Road and through to Londonderry. 



  • Manchester Moves Marches into the Holidays

    December 14, 2009

    The snow was falling, but that didn't stop the fans, friends and members of Manchester Moves from showing their support on December 5th in the 2009 Christmas Parade.  We were happy to be part of this wonderful city event and thank all those that joined us in the festivities.  Check the site often to see where we'll be next and we'll look forward to seeing you there with us.  Happy Holidays!

    Piscataquog Trail Updates

    September 22, 2009

    The latest portion of the trail has been paved and completion is nearing.  Abutters have taken the time to plant evergreens and flowers, welcoming pedestrian and bicycle traffic along this beautiful trail. 

    Derry Rail Trail

    September 22, 2009

    Mark Connors of the Derry Rail Trail Alliance reported the they have just completed an additional .6 miles of paving along the proposed Salem to Concord Rail trail corridor in Derry.  "We're working on the final 1.5 mile link to the Windham Rail Trail and then will turn our attention to the additional .5 mile of railbed in Derry to complete a South to North Derry Rail trail from Windham to Londonderry." 

    We appreciate the update and look forward to linking with this trail via the South Manchester Trail.