The Town of Orleans 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, Orleans 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 Orleans while furthering the creation of vibrant, pedestrian and bicycle oriented mixed-use centers throughout the town.
To learn more about the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program visit the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Portal.
Public Outreach Meetings
A public workshop was held in December 2019 to gather input on potential projects to include in the Prioritization Plan.
Members of the community joined Commission and Town staff at a second public workshop in November 2020 to review the Draft Complete Streets Project Prioritization list and share feedback.
Below are link to copies of materials shared at the meeting.
- Public Meeting#2 Presentation
- Public Meeting#2 Recording
- Draft Complete Streets Project Map (click here to see launch an interactive map)
- Draft Project Prioritization List (sorted by priority)
- Draft Project Prioritization List (with project details)
Report & Next Steps
Guided by the input from public meetings and in conjunction with the Town of Orleans, Cape Cod Commission staff prepared a final report and the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. The prioritization plan was submitted and approved by MassDOT in June 2021 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.