Pathways for Keene, Inc. (PFK) is a non-profit, 501c(3), organization whose volunteers promote the development, maintenance and use of alternative transportation in the City of Keene, NH.

a cyclist on the Cheshire Rail Trail in the spring with flowering trees

Incorporated in July 1994, PFK is governed by an elected Board of Directors (PFK Board) comprising 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, and some members participate in the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Advisory Committee.

We welcome new members and other inquiries. Email us!


Our mission is to establish and maintain a network of bicycle and pedestrian pathways within the City of Keene in accordance with the city’s Bicycle Pedestrian Path Master Plan.


PFK believes that the health, safety, environmental, recreational and transportation needs of this city and surrounding towns can be enhanced by the development of a bicycle and pedestrian trail system that will make our community a more open, accessible and aesthetic environment for people seeking alternatives to automobile traffic.

Strategic Goals

The City of Keene’s Bicycle Pedestrian Path Master Plan provides a vision for the creation of over 20 miles of pathways throughout the city. The pathways are exclusively for use by bicyclists, runners, walkers, inline skaters and people in ADA-approved carts. PFK’s goals are to:

  • Provide alternative routes to and from places of work, schools, recreation and shopping;
  • Increase safety for all cyclists and pedestrians;
  • Promote health, fitness and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and physical abilities;
  • Relieve traffic throughout the city;
  • Contribute to the revitalization of the downtown area by providing additional access for shoppers and others; and
  • Improve air quality and reduce energy consumption.