Complete Streets/Traffic Calming Subcommittee

Next meeting: TBA

Goals: To develop a Complete Streets plan for the Town of Amherst that will help to guide transportation in the community.

Walking Tours

The Subcommittee has been doing a series of walking tours around Amherst.  The reports can be found below:

N Pleasant St

E Pleasant St

Pomeroy & Shays St

Echo Hill

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.