Stormwater runoff, development, erosion, invasive species, and septic system discharge impact the health of Cape Cod's 890 ponds. Across the region, management strategies of different types and scales are being implemented to improve water quality and overall pond health.
The Cape Cod Commission is about to begin a study of parking and circulation in downtown Chatham as part of the 2024 Unified Planning Work Program. The study will identify existing parking trends and aim to better understand motorist and non-motorist circulation in the downtown area.
Explore a variety of electric vehicles on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Recharge Cape Cod Electric Vehicle (EV) Expo and Test Drive Event from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Hyannis Transportation Center.
To inform development of the Cape Cod Regional Housing Strategy, the Cape Cod Commission has launched a survey seeking responses from Cape Codders about their preferences for housing development and redevelopment.
Real-time traffic information is available on the Cape Cod Commission’s website. Visit www.capecodcommission.org/our-work/real-time-traffic to find links to real-time traffic information and advisories for major roads in the region. The Commission’s traffic page also offers updates on major road work projects, such as the Sagamore Bridge maintenance project and ongoing work to Route 151 in Mashpee
Cape Cod Commission staff are using hydrologic response units to identify at-risk sections of pond buffers, better understand pollutant flow, and develop effective solutions.
A comprehensive pond monitoring program is now underway to gather consistent data from ponds across Cape Cod.
Each year, the Cape Cod Commission receives funding through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to provide technical assistance to towns in our region. The District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program helps municipalities with sustainable development and encourages partnerships to achieve planning and development goals that align with state and regional priorities.