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 #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.
Public Outreach Meeting #2 - Fall 2021 (Date TBD)
Meeting date to be determined. The draft prioritization plan will be presented with an opportunity for public feedback.
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 home to the Public Comment Tool, which was utilized in January 2021 to solicit locations of future complete streets projects from the public, and also displays the results of the June 2021 Complete Streets Public Survey.