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. 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 this plan. The Plan will include a priority list of multi-modal projects to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, while also encouraging more people to walk and bike with new facilities.
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.
- Barnstable Complete Streets Policy (link) and Town of Barnstable Complete Streets webpage (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)
Public Outreach Meetings - Summer 2022
More info coming soon!