Opinions Sought: Bourne Complete Streets Public Comment Period Open 

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Do you have ideas on improving travel in Bourne? Would you like to see new sidewalks or crosswalks, perhaps accommodations for bicyclists like bike paths and bike lanes? Would you like to improve safety and encourage residents to walk and bike?

The Town of Bourne is seeking to improve the travel experience along its streets through the development of a Complete Streets prioritization plan. A Complete Street provides accommodations for all users including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and persons with disabilities.

With funding provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Town of Bourne has retained the services of the Cape Cod Commission 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 Bourne while furthering the creation of vibrant, pedestrian and bicycle-oriented mixed-use centers throughout the town.

A public comment period for the Bourne Complete Streets Prioritization Plan is open now through March 21, 2021.

Those wishing to submit public comment may do so using the interactive tool, by sending an email to David Nolan at david.nolan@capecodcommission.org or speaking with staff at 508-744-1228.

Input gathered will help the Cape Cod Commission understand the multimodal challenges and opportunities in Bourne. Based on the information received via public comment, improvements in Bourne will be listed in a Prioritization Plan that will help the town gain access to state and federal funding.

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