Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity Project

Updated November 14, 2019

The Town of Yarmouth would like to invite you to participate in an online survey to gauge community interest in a north-south bike path connection between the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) path by Bayberry Hills Golf Course, and Route 28 in the vicinity of the former Drive-In site along the Parkers River. The survey can be accessed at the link below:

Bike Study Survey

The Town is working in collaboration with the Cape Cod Commission (CCC) to conduct this feasibility study to investigate potential alternatives for a north-south bike pathway in general and specifically through the contiguous swath of town-owned land between the CCRT and Route 28. This idea came about from a preliminary planning study conducted in 2017 to evaluate ways to reinvigorate Route 28. See the link to the ULI-TAP Report below for further information.

The Town has worked with the CCC to identify and evaluate opportunities and impacts for a range of alternative routes using existing and new networks, as well as providing typical pathway cross sections, material options and rough cost estimates. This information has been compiled in the CCRT to Drive-In Parcel Trail Connection – Alternatives Development Report, which can be accessed at the link below.

With this preliminary analysis completed, two public workshops were conducted in August 2019 through a presentation and interactive map exercise. The PowerPoint presentation along with the associated Maps can be accessed at the links below. Although a lot of good input was obtained at the Workshops, additional feedback is being solicited through the on-line Survey. A wide range of public input is a vital component of any feasibility study and helps to evaluate whether these initial ideas may become a viable project that has community support, or whether Town resources should be directed elsewhere. The Cape Cod Commission will be using all the valuable feedback collected through the public process to compile their written report which will summarize their findings and outline potential next steps. The final report will be presented to the Town Administration and Board of Selectmen for their consideration.

For further information, see the links below: