Public Comment Period Open until March 15, 2023 on Draft Prioritization Plan. See web tool below to provide your feedback.
The Town of Barnstable is seeking to improve the travel experience for all users of its streets – motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists – through the development of a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. In January of 2022, the Town of Barnstable was officially recognized as a Complete Streets community with an approved policy. With funding provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Town of Barnstable has retained the services of the Cape Cod Commission transportation staff to develop a Prioritization Plan. The Prioritization Plan will include a priority list of ranked multi-modal projects to improve safety for all users, including motorists, pedestrians, transit users and bicyclists for people of all ages and abilities, while making streets safer, sustainable, and more accessible to promote a more livable community.
The project will allow the Town to obtain up to $500,000 in construction funding grants from MassDOT to implement complete streets projects included in the Prioritization Plan. Complete Street projects on state and federally owned roadways are not eligible for funding through the MassDOT Complete Funding Program (i.e. Route 28, 6A, for example).
A key component for the development of the prioritization plan is public outreach. There will be a series of public meetings scheduled during the project to gather feedback from residents and interested parties, as well as, coordination with the local villages. In preparation for the public meetings, below are links to background documents and other resources.
- Town of Barnstable Complete Streets Policy (link) and Town of Barnstable Complete Streets webpage (link)
- Town of Barnstable's Complete Streets Introduction video (link)
- Cape Cod Commission data and analysis on traffic volumes (link) and safety/crash trends (link)
- Visit the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program portal (link) to learn more about the Complete Streets Funding Program.
- Additional resources, including multi-modal planning studies conducted in the area, are included under 'Project Resources' below
To learn more about Complete Streets efforts on Cape Cod, please visit our Complete Streets homepage (link)
Community Public Outreach Meetings - Summer 2022
The Town of Barnstable and the Cape Cod Commission held five family-friendly village public meetings in the Summer of 2022 on the Barnstable Complete Streets prioritization plan development. The meetings were focused to provide an overview of the development of a prioritization plan as part of the MassDOT Complete Streets program and to hear ideas for potential Complete Streets projects that would better support walking, biking and safe driving in the Town of Barnstable. Over 500 public comments were submitted during the Summer 2022 outreach period with potential ideas/locations for multi-modal and safety improvements throughout the Town.
Virtual Public Outreach Meeting #2 - February 15, 2023
The Town of Barnstable and Cape Cod Commission (CCC) held a second public meeting virtually on February 15, 2023 to gather feedback on the Town's Draft Complete Street Project Prioritization List. To view a recording of this virtual meeting, click here: Public Meeting #2 Video Recording
The Draft List of priority projects was developed in collaboration between Town and CCC Staff after a review of existing conditions maps, data layers, the Town's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the public feedback received in Summer 2022. The public is invited to review the draft list of priority projects for Complete Streets improvements. Public comments will be accepted until March 15, 2023 by visiting the web tool below to view the draft list of priority projects and to provide your feedback in the comment form.
The final prioritization list will be submitted to MassDOT in Spring 2023 to open funding opportunities (up to $500,000) for identified projects as part of the Town's participation in the MassDOT Complete Streets funding program.
Barnstable Complete Streets: Public Suggestions & Draft Prioritization Plan
A GIS map-based web tool was created to provide project background, display existing features, document public comments on locations of future complete streets projects, and to obtain feedback on the Draft Prioritization Plan: a list of priority roadway improvement projects throughout the Town of Barnstable ranked by defined evaluation criteria including safety, mobility, access, ability to implement, equity, and community support.
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Click Image to review a map of the Draft Prioritization Plan projects and to submit public comment.