Cape Cod Commission Seeks Community Feedback For Barnstable Complete Streets Plan

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The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Barnstable want to hear from residents about the commission’s plan to create a more connected, efficient and accessible roadway network throughout the villages.

In January, the Town of Barnstable was officially recognized as a Complete Streets community. The Cape Cod Commission and the town are working together to analyze the town’s transportation network to identify opportunities in creating a “Complete Streets” plan.

A “Complete Street” provides accommodations for all users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users for people of all ages and abilities making streets safer, sustainable, and more accessible to promote a more livable community.

The commission will hold five family-friendly village meetings open to the public. Residents are encouraged to stop by to learn more about this effort and share ideas for potential Complete Streets projects that would better support walking, biking, and safe driving in the Town of Barnstable.  All residents are welcome to attend one or more of the following meetings:

Monday July 18, 4:30 p.m., Villages of Osterville & Cotuit, Osterville Village Library 43 Wianno Ave., Osterville

Wednesday July 20, 4:30 p.m., Village of Marstons Mills, Liberty Hall 2150 Main St., Marstons Mills

Tuesday July 26, 4:30 p.m.,  Village of Hyannis, Barnstable Adult Community Center, 825 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Hyannis

Thursday July 28, 4:30 p.m., Village of Centerville,  Centerville Public Library 585 Main St., Centerville

Wednesday Aug. 3, 4:30 p.m., Villages of Barnstable & West Barnstable, Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church 3055 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable

Based on feedback from the village meetings, Town of Barnstable and Cape Cod Commission staff will work together to develop a draft Prioritization Plan which will be presented at a public meeting to occur in the winter of 2023. The final Prioritization Plan will be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as part of the town’s ongoing participation in their Complete Streets Program. Approved projects will be eligible for up to $400,000 in construction funding from MassDOT.

For more information visit the project website athttps://www.capecodcommission.org/our-work/barnstable-complete-streets/ or contact: Colleen Medeiros, Transportation Program Manager, Cape Cod Commission: 508-744-1226 or Kate Maldonado, Assistant Director of Planning and Development: 508-862-4791.


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