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Start Date: 2020
Completion Date: 2022

 

Overview

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 retained the services of the Cape Cod Commission transportation staff to develop this plan. This study explored transportation improvement alternatives to 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 and Engagement Activities

 

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 an online public comment viewer and 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.

Public Outreach Meeting 1 Video Recording 

Public Outreach Meeting 1 Presentation Slides

Public Outreach Meeting 1 Notes

 

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. 

Public Survey Results 

 

Public Outreach Meeting #2 - January 2022

After the first public meeting, Commission staff 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 and accept feedback on the draft project prioritization list. Below is link to a recording of the meeting.

Public Outreach Meeting 2 Video Recording 

The draft priority project list and a survey seeking feedback on the draft priority list were presented through the Falmouth Complete Streets Online Experience. The online survey provided an opportunity for public feedback on the project rankings listed in the Prioritization Plan.

 

Report & Next Steps

Guided by the input from public meetings and in conjunction with the Town of Falmouth, Cape Cod Commission staff prepared a final report and the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. The prioritization plan was submitted and approved by MassDOT in April 2022 as part of the town’s ongoing participation in their Complete Streets Program. The Town is now eligible to apply for construction grant funding up to $400,000 from MassDOT for any of the projects listed on the Prioritization Plan.

Falmouth Complete Streets Plan Report 
Falmouth Complete Streets Prioritization Plan

 

Falmouth Complete Streets Online Project Viewer 

A GIS map-based web tool was created to provide project background, display existing features, solicit public comments on locations of future complete streets projects, and share the draft project prioritization list. 

Launch Project Viewer

Project Resources

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8M pdf
Jan 14, 2021
Falmouth Complete Streets Public Meeting #1 Slides_2021-01-13
Falmouth Complete Streets Prioritization Plan V i r t u a l P u b l i c I n p u t S e s s i o n Wedne s da y J a nua r y 1 3 , 202 1 a t 6 : 00PM Jo i n Ou r P r o j ec t Ema i l L…
1M pdf
Jan 10, 2022
FAL-Complete Streets Survey Results
Falmouth Complete Streets Prioritization Plan Public Survey Results July 2021 • An online public survey was released on June 11, 2021 to gather feedback on what projects are most…
2M pdf
Jan 22, 2020
Falmouth
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