Vehicles and Traffic Safety (36 CFR, Part 4)

V. 36 CFR, PART 4 – VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC SAFETY

36 CFR §4.10 – TRAVEL ON PARK ROADS AND ROUTES


(b) Routes and areas for off-road vehicle use are provided for in Part 7 and in Section §1.5(a)(2).

Designated oversand vehicle routes for Cape Cod National Seashore are promulgated as Special Regulations in Section §7.67(a)(1) and attached to this document as Appendix 1.

36 CFR §4.21 – SPEED LIMITS


(b) The following speed limits are established for the routes/roads indicated:
All roads within the Seashore boundary that have town posted speed limits, and limited federal ownership along the road, will retain the town speed limits as posted.

Eastham:
  • Cable Road –
    30 MPH from Nauset Road to Ocean View Drive
  • Doane Road –
    30 MPH from Nauset Road to Coast Guard Beach
  • Nauset Road –
    30 MPH from Route 6 (by SPVC) to Park Boundary
Wellfleet:
  • Marconi Beach Road –
    30 MPH from Route 6 to 100’ east of gate
    30 MPH from 100’ east of gate to Marconi Beach parking lot
    15 MPH from parking lot to bathhouse
  • Marconi Site Road -
    30 MPH from Marconi Beach Road to Marconi Site
Provincetown:
  • North and South Oversand Routes – 15 MPH
  • Self-Contained Areas – 5 MPH
  • Shorebird Nesting Areas – 5 MPH
  • Race Point Road – 30 MPH from Race Point Beach to Park boundary
  • Province Lands Road – 40 MPH from Route 6 to Race Point Road, except 30 MPH at entrance to Herring Cove Beach
  • Route 6 East of Province Lands Road Intersection - 50 MPH at Park boundary; 30 MPH approaching Province Lands Road intersection
  • Route 6/Province Lands Road Intersection to Moors Road where the bike/pedestrian lane begins – 30 MPH
  • Moors Road where bike/pedestrian lane is present – 25 MPH
Speed limits are set to maintain safe conditions on Seashore roads based on road character and visitor use.

36 CFR §4.30 – BICYCLES


(a) The use of a bicycle is prohibited except on park roads, in parking areas and on routes designated for bicycle use.

The following routes are designated for bicycle use:
  • Nauset Bike Trail
  • Park Fire Roads
  • Head of the Meadow Bike Trail
  • Cape Cod Rail Trail
  • Province Lands Bike Trail
The use of bicycles (including Fat Bikes) on beaches or dune areas is prohibited

Routes may only be designated for bicycle use based on a determination made by the Superintendent that such use is consistent with the protection of a park area’s natural, scenic and aesthetic values, safety considerations and management objectives and will not disturb wildlife or park resources.

Last updated: March 24, 2017

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