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Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on June 27, 2018 • views: 645

Cape Cod is a summertime powerhouse. Tourists and residents alike are constantly getting around the area by car, and in a hot spot like this, roads can get extremely congested.

Starting Monday June 25th, the Cape Cod Commission (CCC) and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) in cooperation with transportation partners in the region, will be promoting the annual Cape Cod Smart Transportation Week. Every year, the Barnstable County Commissioners dedicate the last week of June to this cause in order to encourage the public to explore other modes of transportation which reduce traffic impacts. Through Friday the 29th, a series of activities and special events will be held for anyone in the community to attend that involve an array of local transportation options, from the Cape’s world-class bike trails to the scenic ferry services.

Not only will there be different and unique activities each day of the week, there will also be several raffles, special deals and giveaways for attendees to experience! For starters, Barnstable County residents can browse over to and log in their “smart” trips (carpooling, transit, bike, walking, etc.) for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Smithfield Markets!

Cape Cod Smart Transportation Week 2018 will proceed with it’s festivities as scheduled below:

  • Monday, June 25 – Bus Transportation Day

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority / Peter Pan Bus Company / Plymouth & Brockton and other bus operators will be recognized, and residents have the oppurtunity to explore this convenient mobility option all around the Cape and more-so. If you tweet a photo of your smart commute with the hashtag #capecodsmart you will be entered into a drawing to win a free CCRTA 31-Day fixed route pass!

  • Tuesday, June 26 – Ferry and Aviation Day

-The focus on this day will be on the important role that water transportation plays in linking the Cape to Boston and the Islands, all thanks to the Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Ferry. In the spirit of Smart Transportation week, Hy-Line is generously offering a special evening round trip to the Vineyard from Hyannis for only $25! The scenic ride will depart at 4:50 p.m., giving people a beautiful few hours of open water and Martha’s Vineyard.

-Aviation is just as commendable on this day; Barnstable Municipal Airport will be recognized for its vital part as a transportation hub on the Cape.

  • Wednesday, June 27 – Commuter Rally

-A locally sponsored commuter rally will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Barnstable County complex off Route 6A in Barnstable village. Participants who bring their bikes will receive free bike safety equipment including lights, reflectors, and more! There will also be a free 10-minute “Beach Viewer” CCRTA bus ride at 12:30 p.m. that will travel to Millway Beach and return to the same County lot.

  • Thursday, June 28 – Bike and Ped Day

-There’s nothing like a bike ride with friends on a nice summer morning, so join the Friends of the Bourne Rail Trail on a scenic ride along the Cape Cod Canal! The ride will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Bourne Recreation Area and end at the same place around 9:30 a.m., but not before a coffee and muffin pit stop at the Train Bridge!

-The Friends will also provide riders with an overview of the plans to connect the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth with the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne and Sandwich.

  • Friday, June 29, – Cape Flyer Day

-The CCRTA will bring the Smart Transportation week to a close with a raffle for two CapeFLYER round-trip (Boston-Hyannis) train tickets!

The 2018 Cape Cod Smart Transportation Week is filled with fun events and special opportunities for residents to expand their commuting horizons for the sake of the place they call home!

For more information, visit the Cape Cod Commissions website and the News section of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority website


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