February 18, 2019


Councilors pitch downtown summer street closures (Jeff McMenemy, 2/18/19, seacoastonline.com)

PORTSMOUTH - City Councilors Ned Raynolds and Nancy Pearson will ask their fellow councilors to authorize a report from city staff on their proposal to close a number of downtown streets to vehicular traffic on July weekends.

"The idea of making downtown Portsmouth more pedestrian friendly and bike friendly is something I think has been an idea that's been around for a long time to talk about," Raynolds said Monday. "We do it a few times a year, like when we have the Halloween Parade and Christmas Parade."

The councilors believe that it's the right time "to give the idea a little more prominence and take a closer look. Our goal is to make downtown Portsmouth even more vibrant and economically thriving by making the experience for people an even better experience," Raynolds said.

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