Community Action

Resolutions memorialize a township’s formal commitment to an effort. Ordinances are the next step to making the resolution a law.

Resolutions (and/or Ordinances) across Union County create the partnerships we need to act with the approval of the authority. 

Generally, we propose two concepts to the townships depending on their own master plans and conditions.

  • Towns with abandoned railroads ripe to be converted to trails are often presented with Resolutions supporting the Rails-to-Trails program. 
  • Simultaneously, we promote pedestrian-friendly, safe streets through Vision Zero or Complete Streets program; both initiated by Resolution and sometimes by Ordinance.

Below, you can witness the progress unfold by viewing our proposals and their status.

Approved Rails-to-Trails Resolutions

Roselle Park R 135-21, April 15, 2021
Kenilworth R6, May 12, 2021
Union Township R 2021-389, December 7, 2021
Elizabeth Resolution – details pending
UNION COUNTY of NJ, Resolution, September 8, 2023
Roselle R 2023-173, May 17, 2023
Scotch Plains R 2024-60, March 5, 2024
Garwood R 2024-059, March 7, 2024
Cranford R 2024-165, March 19, 2024
Fanwood R 2024-03-083, March 18, 2024
Plainfield R 189-24, April 8, 2024
Springfield Resolution

Springfield still needs a resolution. If you are interested in helping make this happen, please contact us!

The Power of Advocacy

New Jersey Target Zero Commission

On May 6th, 2024, Bill A1476, which would establish the “New Jersey Target Zero Commission,” passed in the Assembly Transportation Committee unanimously! Great job at the Vision Zero for NJ Alliance!

Thank you to all our elected officials who supported the quest for safer roads in NJ!

Please follow this link to the UCC Facebook post – Celebrating another win!

Scotch Plains Resolution

Fearless Bill presents in Scotch Plains in March, 2024. Scotch Plains adopted Resolution No. 2024-60 on March 5th, 2024.

New Jersey Target Zero Commission

On June 8, 2023, the New Jersey Assembly State and Local Government Committee passed a Bill A4296 to create NJ Target Zero Commission (A4296)!
This commission is a collaborative interagency effort tasked with creating an action plan based on Vision Zero and the Federal Highway Administration recommended Safe System Approach. The NJBWC is a founding partner in the Vision Zero NJ Alliance who advocated for this bill.

Current Trails and Features

Union County New Jersey

  • Roselle Park has a walking/biking trail along active Raritan Valley Rail Line from Chestnut Street to Galloping Hill Road.
  • Roselle Park has a building mural created by @distoart that honors the historical Rahway Valley Railroad and welcomes visitors to Roselle Park. This mural is an artist approach to highlight the planned transformation of the inactive rail line into a thriving trail connecting Roselle Park to Kenilworth.
  • Mountainside has a pedestrian bridge over Rt 22 – this is one of the few bridges over this highly active roadway and connects the Olmsted Greenway to the Watchung reservation.
  • Summit Park Line
    • is a beautiful trail with flowers and kiosks along the path.
    • has a new pedestrian bridge.
  • Berkeley Heights is repairing forests through trail clearing. They are removing invasive species and creating trails which protects forests and provides safe trail networks.