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Seashore Seeks Public Input on Integrated Bicycle Study for Cape Cod

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Date: August 4, 2009
Contact: George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, 508-771-2144

The National Park Service (NPS) and Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS) with the Cape Cod Commission are seeking public input on an Integrated Bicycle Study for Cape Cod that will identify potential improvements to the bicycle network throughout Cape Cod.  The public is invited to attend either of two public workshops on August 25, 2009. A workshop will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Eastham Town Hall, 2500 Route 6, Eastham and from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Hyannis Transportation Center, 1st Floor Conference Room, 215 Iyannough Road, Hyannis.

The purpose of this feasibility study is to identify projects that will create an overall integrated bicycle network throughout Cape Cod, with specific focus around bicycle connections to Cape Cod National Seashore. The study will identify potential for new bicycle facilities as well as improvements to existing facilities.

To date, data has been collected about existing and planned bicycle facilities from the Sagamore Bridge to Provincetown. Previous public workshops were held in May to gather public comments and further the data collection process. The purpose of these August meetings is to gain any final public comments on how to improve the integrated bicycle network on the Cape. Examples of identified projects may include the location of a new bicycle path, upgrades to amenities at an existing trailhead, improved maintenance guidelines, or additional multi-modal access to an attraction. 

Information regarding the project will be posted on the National Park Service Planning and Environment Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov.  If you are unable to attend a public workshop on August 25, please keep up to date via this website and share your ideas with us via letter to CCNS, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667.

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