We want to hear from you! During the months of July and August staff will be coming to a village near you to provide a presentation about the Complete Streets funding program to obtain feedback for our current effort to define a list of priority Complete Streets projects. We want to learn about places in our community that would benefit from a Complete Streets approach. What locations would you prioritize for roadway and/or sidewalk improvements to support walking, biking, and safe driving? The calendar section below provides the dates and locations for the upcoming village meetings. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Unable to make one of our community meetings this summer? Please share your project ideas and suggestions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or enter ideas via the Cape Cod Commission’s online public comment tool accessible HERE by selecting on the “Public Suggestions” tab. An instructional video is provided on the left hand side of the public comment tool and staff will also walk through how to use the tool at each of the village meetings. If you have any questions about the public comment tool please contact Dave Nolan, Senior Transportation Planner for the Cape Cod Commission at email@example.com or Colleen Medeiros, Transportation Program Manager for the Cape Cod Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete Streets are designed for people of all ages and all abilities that prioritize safety, comfort and accessibility. In adopting a Complete Streets Policy, a municipality commits to plan, design, maintain and operate right-of-ways, as determined feasible and practical, to improve the quality of life for their community.
Potential complete streets improvements include but are not limited to: high-visibility crosswalks, designated bicycle lanes, wayfinding signage, street lighting, street trees, accessible curb ramps, intersection signalization, shared-use paths, traffic calming measures, bus shelters, sidewalks, street furniture, and pedestrian crossing islands.
At the December 2, 2021 Town Council meeting, the Council affirmatively voted on a Resolve approving the Town of Barnstable’s Complete Streets Policy. The Town of Barnstable officially became a Complete Streets community in January 2022.Town of Barnstable’s Complete Streets Policy
Launched in 2016, the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program
dedicates state transportation funds to plan and implement Complete Streets
addressing critical gaps in transportation networks by providing municipalities
with tools and funding.
As a first step towards becoming a Complete Streets community, Town staff must attend Complete Streets training and a Complete Streets Policy must be developed and approved locally by the highest elected official or governing body. The Policy must then be submitted to MassDOT and obtain a qualifying score for approval. Upon becoming a Complete Streets community, the next step is for a municipality to collaborate with the greater community to develop a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan which is a list of at least fifteen (15) priority Complete Streets projects ranked by defined evaluation criteria. Through the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program, a municipality can apply for technical assistance to work together with a consultant to develop the Town's Prioritization Plan.
Once completed, the Prioritization Plan must then be submitted to MassDOT for approval. Upon approval, a municipality is eligible to apply for and potentially receive construction funding to implement projects identified within their Prioritization Plan. A municipality may obtain up to $400,000 in construction funding over the course of four fiscal years.
For more information, please review the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Guidance document which provides further details defining the overview and purpose of the program, the process and frequently asked questions.
The Town is currently collaborating with the Cape Cod Commission to analyze data such as sidewalk locations, roadway types, traffic volumes and crashes, in addition to identifying areas with strong "walkability" potential across each of the seven villages in order to reflect on the Town's transportation network as it stands today. This data will be imperative as we commence the next step in this process to develop a Prioritization Plan which is a list of priority Complete Streets projects to be ranked by evaluation criteria such as safety and accessibility need, ability to implement and community support. At this time, we want to hear from you. The calendar below defines the schedule for upcoming villages meetings during the months of July and August.
Monday July 18, 2022
Villages of Osterville & Cotuit
Osterville Public Library: 43 Wianno Avenue #2028, Osterville, MA 02655
Wednesday July 20, 2022
Village of Marstons Mills
Liberty Hall: 2150 Main Street, Marstons Mills, MA 02648
Tuesday July 26, 2022
Village of Hyannis
Barnstable Adult Community Center: 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
Thursday July 28, 2022
Village of Centerville: 585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632
Wednesday August 3, 2022
Villages of Barnstable & West Barnstable
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church: 3055 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630
If you have comments or questions about this effort, please contact Kate Maldonado, Assistant Director of Planning & Development by email email@example.com or by phone 508-862-4791.