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Start Date: 2022

Overview

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 $500,000 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

The Town of Barnstable and the Cape Cod Commission held five family-friendly village public meetings in the Summer of 2022 on the Barnstable Complete Streets prioritization plan development. The meetings were focused to provide an overview of the development of a prioritization plan as part of the MassDOT Complete Streets program and to hear ideas for potential Complete Streets projects that would better support walking, biking and safe driving in the Town of Barnstable.  

New! Virtual Public Outreach Meeting #2 -
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6PM 

In collaboration with the Town of Barnstable and based on public feedback collected in Summer 2022, Commission staff have developed a Draft Complete Street Project Prioritization List. A virtual public meeting is scheduled for February 15, 2023 to discuss and accept feedback on the draft project prioritization list. The final prioritization list will be submitted to MassDOT to open funding opportunities (up to $500,000) for identified projects as part of the Town's participation in the MassDOT Complete Streets funding program. 

Link: https://capecodcommission.org/CompleteStreets/join
Passcode: join
Phone: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 932 6393 2207.

 

Barnstable Complete Streets: Public Suggestions & Draft Prioritization Plan

A GIS map-based web tool was created to provide project background, display existing features, document public comments on locations of future complete streets projects, and to obtain feedback on the draft Prioritization Plan: a list of priority roadway improvement projects throughout the Town of Barnstable ranked by defined evaluation criteria including safety, mobility, ability to implement, and community support.

For specific questions, email: transportation@capecodcommission.org

Click Image Below to enter web tool: 

Next Meetings

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023
Barnstable Complete Streets Prioritization Plan
Start Time: 6:00 PM

Project Resources

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2M pdf
Jul 07, 2022
Draft BCS Flyer
PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint Presentation Barnstable Complete Streets Conversation Public Workshop Series Coming to a Village Near You “Complete Streets are designed and…
2M pdf
Jul 12, 2022
Barnstable Complete Streets - Portuguese Handout
PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint Presentation CONVERSAÇÃO SOBRE A MELHORIA DAS RUAS SÉRIE DE WORKSHOPS PÚBLICOS “A finalização dos projetos das ruas é projetada e operada para…
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