About TAC: Safe Streets for All
...the nickname of Morris Township’s Transportation Advisory Committee. TAC’s first accomplishment was getting set up. Writing the Ordinance that established TAC and the Policy that outlines TAC’s scope of work took months of discussion and wordsmithing to finalize.
TAC held its first meeting on December 16, 2019 and began its work in earnest in January 2020.
TAC’s primary goal is to explore and recommend ways to improve walking, biking, driving, and parking in our town. One important purpose of TAC is to give residents more of a voice than they’ve ever had in working together with our professionals to identify workable improvement recommendations. Another important function of TAC is to provide a forum for residents to ask questions and share concerns about specific locations that are important to them.
TAC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Each meeting includes Public Comment. Join us online or in-person.
Some of TAC’s major accomplishments include:
Baseline Mobility Survey
- Mobility Survey’s Findings & Recommendations
Traffic Calming Policy
This document serves to establish and promulgate the policy of the Township of Morris regarding the deployment of traffic calming measures on those streets for which the Township of Morris has jurisdiction; and set forth uniform application and processing procedures.
Loantaka Bike Loop
A safe and well-marked with several sections’ car-free travel path for riders. Over five miles of fun for friends and family through the park around the South-Eastern section of the Township with connections to many recreational activities.
TAC Tab on Township Website: You’re here! Welcome. Explore the links on this informative “one stop” site for all things transportation in Morris Township.
Complete Streets Resolution
The Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution recommended by TAC committing the Township to developing a Complete and Green Streets for All policy. The policy would build on the momentum created by the Township over the past several years that focuses on the ways all users of all abilities share our roads by driving, walking, running, bicycling, scootering, wheelchair use and other personal conveyances. Read more about the need and the goals.
TAC’s goals for the year ahead (2023) include:
- Encourage more car-free exploration of our Town. We call it “May in Motion in Morris Township” and plan a series of guided and self-guided walking, hiking and cycling events starting in mid-May. Look for announcements. And look also for emails, links and automated signs reminding all of us of ways we can share the streets more safely.
- Complete Streets: Develop and recommend a Complete and Green Streets Policy for our town in 2023 based on the Township Committee Resolution.
- Loantaka Bike Loop: Finalize signage and other improvements to make the five-mile on- and off-road Loantaka Bike Loop a permanent presence in our town with a target opening date of June 2023.
- Choose options for Fairchild and Collinsville walk and bicycle routes with a target of finalizing all arrangements and making it a permanent presence in our town by the Fall of 2023.
- Connect, connect. Our teams are mapping “gaps” all over town that often discourage people from leaving their cars. On the radar: sidewalk gaps, signage gaps, bike and car parking gaps, EV charging gaps…and others. Look for us to publish a series of maps in the coming months.
- Tap County and Regional information resources. TAC members continue to evaluate opportunities to learn from—and cooperate with—Morris County, our Park System, neighboring towns and State and Federal Agencies.