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 $400,000 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
Where do you think improvements are needed in Barnstable to improve safety for all roadway users? The Town of Barnstable and the Cape Cod Commission want to hear your thoughts. Join us for five family-friendly village meetings open to the public encouraging residents to stop by to learn more about this effort and to share ideas for potential Complete Streets projects that would better support walking, biking and safe driving in the Town of Barnstable.
Based on feedback from the village meetings, the Town of Barnstable and Cape Cod Commission staff will work together to develop a draft Prioritization Plan which will be presented at a public meeting to occur Winter 2023. The final Prioritization Plan will be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as part of the town’s ongoing participation in their Complete Streets Program. Approved projects will be eligible for up to $400,000 in construction funding from MassDOT.
Villages of Osterville & Cotuit
Monday, July 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM | Osterville Public Library, 43 Wianno Avenue, Osterville
Village of Marstons Mills
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 4:30 PM | Liberty Hall, 2150 Main Street, Marstons Mills
Village of Hyannis
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 4:30 PM | Barnstable Adult Community Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
Village of Centerville
Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM | Centerville Public Library, 585 Main Street, Centerville
Villages of Barnstable & West Barnstable
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 4:30 PM | Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 3055 Main Street, Barnstable
Online Public Comment Tool
Unable to make one of our community meetings this summer? Please email us your project ideas and suggestions or enter them in our online public comment tool below by clicking on the image. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org