Transportation Advisory Committee

Next Meeting: November 8th, 2017 at 4:30 PM. Town Room at Town Hall.

TAC Membership

Member
Year Appointed
Term End Year
Sandra Anderson 2016 2019
Bruce Carson 2017 2019
Aaron Hayden 2016 2018
Rabib Rafiq 2016 2018
Kimberly Tremblay 2016 2020
Eve Vogel 2016 2018
Vacant    

Crosswalk Design Standards

The Amherst Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) has been tasked to evaluate and establish crosswalk design standards that will encourage safety, accessibility and consistency. This need was identified in the Transportation Plan (2015) and specifically requested by Town officials. Documents regarding these design standards can be found by following the links below.  The TAC will be receiving comments about this topic until December 12th. Email any comments to TAC@amherstma.gov with the Subject: Comment on Crosswalk Design Standards or mail to: Amherst DPW, 586 S. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 Attn: Crosswalk Design Standards.

Crosswalk Design Standards

Municipality Crosswalk Table

Crosswalk Pro's and Con's

Comments

Comment 1

Complete Streets Program



The TAC has advised that the Town of Amherst participate in the Complete Streets program, a MassDOT funded initiative.

"A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes - walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.

Designing streets with these principles contributes toward the safety, health, economic viability and quality of life in a community by improving the pedestrian and vehicular environments. Providing safer, more accessible and comfortable means of travel between home, school, work, recreation and retail destinations helps promote more livable communities."   
-MassDOT website

Further information on the program can be found in the documents listed below, or by visiting the MassDOT Complete Streets website.

Complete Streets Info
Complete Streets Funding Article