The Rockingham Planning Commission is conducting a Corridor Study of the NH Coastal Scenic Byway, which follows Route 1A and Route 1B from Seabrook to Portsmouth. Route 1A is locally known as Ocean Boulevard through Seabrook, Hampton, North Hampton and much of Rye; and also known as Pioneer Road, Sagamore Road and Miller Avenue through Rye and Portsmouth. Route 1B through Portsmouth and New Castle follows Marcy Street, New Castle Avenue, Portsmouth Avenue, Main Street and Wentworth Road. (See Map
The purpose of the study is to gather input from residents and visitors to the corridor to shape a plan for protecting the corridor's scenic, cultural and natural resources and addressing traffic concerns, while accommodating tourism and recreation. The study includes an extensive survey of visitors to the corridor, as well as this survey of residents of coastal communities along the Byway (Seabrook, Hampton, North Hampton, Rye, New Castle and Portsmouth). By filling out and returning this survey, you will be helping us identify issues to consider when developing recommendations for the study.
Some of the following questions ask specifically about the highway, and refer to Route 1A/1B. In other questions we refer to the Corridor, which is meant to encompass both the highway and attractions along it that are destinations for users of the highway.
The survey will be available online until March 31, 2014.
For more information, or if you prefer to fill out a paper copy of the survey, please contact Scott Bogle at the Rockingham Planning Commission at (603) 778-0885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.