The committee discussed forming a Complete Streets subcommittee with representation from several boards.
In their last meeting of 2012, the Chatham Township Committee discussed possibly forming a subcommittee to discuss bringing Complete Streets to the township. Committee Member Kathy Abbott proposed to the committee that they consider a Complete Streets resolution to add a plan for "complete streets" to the Master Plan. Complete Streets, Abbott said, "does not mean putting a sidewalk on every street." Rather, it would create specific plans for certain streets or parts of town. Some ideas Abbott had were: The plan could also include exemptions for other streets in town, such as those with insufficient street widths or which do not see enough traffic to warrant attention. Abbott used presentation materials on Complete Streets to the …
Chatham Borough won a grant to create a Complete Streets policy and plan.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Chatham Borough streets are about to become a little more friendly for pedestrians, cyclists and, well, anybody who uses them. The borough recently became the first New Jersey town to win a $7,500 grant from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) to develop a Complete Streets plan and policy. The grant is provided by by ANJEC's Sustainable Land Use Planning Grant program, which is funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. According to Cindy Steffens, the chair of the borough's Green Initiatives Committee, "The Complete Streets plan will lay the groundwork to help Chatham Borough develop a network of safer streets, crosswalks and pathways that will encourage more people to walk and bike all over town. Complete …