The Town of Bourne 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 Bourne 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 Bourne 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.
The Town Administrator's Advisory Committee on Pedestrian Bicycle Pathway has been a partner in the development of the Bourne Complete Streets Prioritization Plan.
Public Outreach and Engagement Activities
Public Outreach Meeting #1 - February 2021
The first public outreach meeting for the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan was held on February 24, 2021 to discuss what is a complete street on Cape Cod and the process for developing the prioritization plan.
An existing conditions overview of Bourne was presented using an online public comment viewer and 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 Bourne.
Below are links to a copy of the meeting presentation, meeting notes and a recording of the meeting.
Public Meeting #2 - Review of Draft Complete Streets Project Prioritization List - December 2021
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 December 15, 2021 to discuss and accept feedback on the draft project prioritization list. Below is link to a recording of the meeting.
The draft priority project list and an online survey seeking feedback on the draft list can be accessed through the Bourne 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 Bourne, Cape Cod Commission staff prepared a final report and the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. The prioritization plan will be submitted and approved by MassDOT in March 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 $500,000 from MassDOT for any of the projects listed on the Prioritization Plan.
Bourne Complete Streets Online Experience
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.