Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. More »
CFP Action Plan - Transportation
Reduce park operations'
transportation emissions to
20 percent below 2007 levels by 2020.
In 2007, mobile combustion from visitors accounts for 82 percent of Cape Cod National Seashore's total mobile combustion emissions of 2,304 MTCO2E. This emissions source presents both a significant challenge but also a unique opportunity to impact emissions beyond the park boundaries by coordinating with regional transportation systems and partnering with regional transportation organizations.
Some Completed Actions
· Flex and Breeze shuttle buses purchased by the NPS and operated by the CC Regional Transit Authority have run on biodiesel.
· Promote car-free travel options via the SMARTGuide website.
· Switched from diesel to B-20 biodiesel for park vehicles.
· Purchase and use retread tires as well as bio-based lubricants and greases in the auto shop.
Some Planned Actions
· Continue to reduce meeting travel.
· Pursue Intelligent Transportation Systems to enhance parking management system to decrease vehicle miles traveled and improve traffic flow.
· Implement town beach shuttles and jitneys in cooperation with local communities.
· Explore funding opportunities for alternative fuel transit in park grants such as Federal Transit Administration's Transit in Parks Program (TRIP).
· Examine options for replacing gasoline powered equipment with electric alternatives (i.e. lawn mowers).
· Improve bicycle infrastructure as recommended in the 2010 Bicycle Feasibility Study.
Did You Know?
In 1990, an intense series of storms uncovered a prehistoric site on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. Archaeologists excavated the Carns Site, which was lived in by native peoples during the Early and Middle Woodland period, or approximately 2,100 to 1,100 years ago.