The Town of Falmouth 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 Falmouth has retained the services of the Cape Cod Commission transportation staff to develop this plan. The purpose of this study is to explore transportation improvement alternatives that will reduce conflicts, improve traffic flow and incorporate multi-modal transportation options in Falmouth while furthering the creation of vibrant, pedestrian and bicycle- oriented mixed-use centers throughout the town.
Visit the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program portal to learn more about the Complete Streets Funding Program.
Public Outreach Meeting #2 - Review of Draft Complete Streets Project Prioritization List - Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Since the first public meeting, Commission staff has worked with Town staff to develop a Draft Complete Street Project Prioritization List. A virtual public meeting was held on January 19, 2022 to discuss the draft project prioritization list and accept public feedback on the draft list. Below is link to a recording of the meeting.
The draft priority project list and a survey seeking feedback on the draft list can be accessed through the Falmouth Complete Streets Online Experience. Survey responses and and other comments on the draft list will be accepted through February 16, 2022. Comments and questions may also be sent to Colleen Medeiros at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-744-1226.
Public Outreach Meeting #1 - January 2021
The first public outreach meeting for the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan was held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 to discuss what is a complete street on Cape Cod and the process for developing the prioritization plan.
An existing conditions overview of Falmouth was presented using a GIS public comment web tool that was prepared for the study and includes features such as sidewalk, crosswalks, activity centers, traffic volumes and bicycle/pedestrian crash data. The presentation concluded with a demonstration of the public comment web tool and an opportunity for attendees to provide general comments and suggestions for future Complete Street projects in Falmouth.
Below are links to a copy of the meeting presentation, meeting notes and a recording of the meeting.
Complete Streets Public Survey - June 2021
An online public survey was made available in June 2021 to seek feedback on what types of complete street projects should be prioritized by the town. Over 275 responses were received on this online survey, which helped identify the most desirable complete streets projects to be prioritized to benefit all users in Falmouth.
Guided by the input from public meetings and in conjunction with the Town of Falmouth, Cape Cod Commission staff will prepare a final report and the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. The prioritization plan will be submitted to MassDOT as part of the town’s ongoing participation in their Complete Streets Program. Approved projects are eligible for up to $400,000 in construction funding from MassDOT.
Falmouth Complete Streets Online Project Viewer
A GIS map-based web tool was created to display existing features, such as roadway volumes, speeds, existing sidewalk and bicycling infrastructure in Falmouth. Viewers can toggle various features to locate existing and future multimodal infrastructure needs. The Project Viewer is also displays complete streets project suggestions from the public, the results of the June 2021 Complete Streets Public Survey, and the draft priority project list. The tool also provides an opportunity to comment on the draft list through a survey that will be open through February 16, 2022.