National report highlights Commission partnerships
A new report issued by the Federal Highway Administration highlights the Cape Cod Commission’s ongoing collaborative work with the Cape Cod National Seashore, including the effort to produce and implement the Outer Cape Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Data sharing is an important yet often challenging component of successful projects. To help organizations nationwide overcome barriers to data sharing, the Federal Highway Administration partnered with the Office of Federal Lands and the US Department of Transportation to conduct a study that involved extensive interviews and case studies to synthesize current practices, challenges and opportunities, and existing tools for data sharing between organizations.
The study resulted in a final report, “Finding a Win-Win: Planning and Data Sharing Partnerships between Governments and Public Land Management Agencies,” that aims to provide information and guidance on how to partner across public land management agencies and transportation agencies to better inform transportation in and around public lands.
The report includes a dozen case studies that provide examples of successful planning and data sharing partnerships for others to learn from, including the Commission’s work with the Cape Cod National Seashore to create the Outer Cape Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan.
The Outer Cape Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan case study outlines the necessity for a data-sharing partnership, as several gaps in data exist between various stakeholders. The National Park Service was able to provide cultural resource data within the Cape Cod National Seashore boundaries. The Massachusetts Historical Commission’s GIS database provided information outside of National Park Service boundaries. The Commission provided bicycle and pedestrian traffic data and collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for other needed data.
View the final report: Planning and Data Sharing Partnerships (Final Report)
View the case studies: Planning and Data Sharing Partnerships (Case Studies Only)