Pathways for Keene - Now
PFK (Pathways for Keene, Inc.) is a non-profit
(501c3 tax exempt) group of volunteers who promote the
development and use of public bicycle and pedestrian
pathways in the City of Keene.
Incorporated in July 1994, PFK is governed by an
elected Board of Directors (PFK Board) comprised of
men and women from a cross-section of the community.
The PFK Board is independent of City of Keene, State
of New Hampshire and local business self-interests.
It elects corporate officers to administer the affairs
of the organization.
To date, the PFK Board has agreed to match the City
of Keene dollar-for-dollar on Pathway construction
projects. The PFK contribution (10%) and City of
Keene contribution (10%) allows the State of New
Hampshire to contribute 80% from Federal ISTEA
(Internodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act)
funds. ISTEA is now TEA-21 (Transportation Equity Act
for the 21st Century).
As of January 31, 2001 PFK raised over $100,000 for
trail development. The majority of these funds were
used to construct the Downtown Cheshire Branch Trail
(Phase I) and Keene Industrial Heritage Trail (Phase
II) of the current Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan.
The current primary goal for PFK is the completion
of the Roundhouse-T (Phase III) of the
Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. The Roundhouse-T
completes and links the Downtown Cheshire Branch Trail
with the northern section of the Ashuelot Rail Trail.
After completing this pivotal project, PFK will
continue to advocate further expansion of the local
trail network and projects related to trail use.
In the past PFK worked with other organizations to
generate grassroots momentum for the development of
the pathways system. PFK will continue working with a
diverse collection of organizations in the future to
focus the further development, use, maintenance, and
enhancement of a pathways system that meets the needs
of Keene residents.