DOT honors Morristown for streets program

From left:​ ​Town​ ​Planner​ ​Phil​ ​Abramson,​ ​Council​ ​President​ ​Stefan​ ​Armington,​ ​Business​ ​Administrator​ ​Jillian Barrick​ ​at​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Jersey​ ​Complete​ ​Streets​ ​Summit​ ​in​ ​New​ ​Brunswick​ ​on​ ​October​ ​24. Photo: Town of Morristown
From left:​ ​Town​ ​Planner​ ​Phil​ ​Abramson,​ ​Council​ ​President​ ​Stefan​ ​Armington,​ ​Business​ ​Administrator​ ​Jillian Barrick​ ​at​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Jersey​ ​Complete​ ​Streets​ ​Summit​ ​in​ ​New​ ​Brunswick​ ​on​ ​October​ ​24. Photo: Town of Morristown
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From the Town of Morristown:

Morristown​ ​Honored​ ​at​ ​New​ ​Jersey​ ​Complete​ ​Streets​ ​Summit​ ​for Excellent​ ​Implementation​ ​of​ ​Policies

The Town of Morristown is pleased to have been recognized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation at the New Jersey Complete Streets Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in New Brunswick.

Representatives from Morristown were present to accept the Complete Streets Excellence Award, which acknowledges excellence in implementation of Complete Streets policies in Morristown.

The biennial summit brought together more than 300 attendees, including today’s leaders in active transportation, for a day-long conference with break-out sessions providing both policy and implementation strategies to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety while addressing cross-cutting issues including​ ​health,​ ​equity​ ​and​ ​community​ ​development.

The National Complete Streets Coalition describes effective Complete Streets as areas that are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users so that pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users of all ages and ability are able to safely move along and across​ ​the​ ​street.

“I’m proud that Morristown has been recognized by the Department of Transportation for our commitment and efforts in implementing Complete Streets policies and making streets safer for everyone,” said Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty.

“As Morristown continues to grow, we have to embrace a philosophy that allows all forms of transit to flow together, including pedestrian​ ​movement,​ ​cyclist​ ​movement,​ ​and​ ​traffic​ ​movement.”

Morristown’s Complete Streets policies, adopted in 2012, were developed to assist in the Town’s project planning, design and development of proposed alternatives, as well as construction and maintenance​ ​of​ ​publicly​ ​funded​ ​projects.

“Our philosophy in practicing Complete Streets is to deter from car movement with our new development,” added Mayor Dougherty. “We want people who are going to get out and walk around​ ​Morristown​ ​and​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​we​ ​have​ ​been​ ​successful​ ​in​ ​that​ ​aspect.”

The Town of Morristown is eager to continue to grow and create a comprehensive, integrated and​ ​connected​ ​multi-modal​ ​transportation​ ​network.

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