Good shots of the Bike way Shady Jay. Like Falmouth Secondary points out, there is indeed Bus service but, there is also a significant caveat to it in that the busses are on the same roadways as all of the vehicle traffic meaning many people are dissuaded from taking a bus because of this shortcoming.
It sure looks good on paper when the thought of making many more lanes of traffic over the Cape will help alleviate the current congestion that happens due to the present 4 lanes each direction the two bridges offer. So, if they just widen a few more of the receiving roads to accommodate the increased flow caused by more bridge lanes we're good to go right? Not really. Ironically, the current bridges actually help by limiting the amount of traffic that enters the Cape's overtaxed roadways allowing it time to disperse once on the Cape. Like it or not, the main problem of Cape traffic is ON CAPE traffic. The question is, how do you allow for more people to move around on the Cape without them being on the Cape's limited roadways, or, move around without being in their cars?
The Shining Sea Bikeway is a Great way for those who are physically fit enough to walk or bike to stay off of the roadways but, what about those who aren't physically fit enough?
Like Hyannis is in it's area of the Cape, Falmouth is an important center not only for that area of the Cape, but, also for travelers to and from the islands. Because of this, Falmouth would be a natural great fit for a rail connection with not only the national rail network, but, also with Hyannis for on Cape travelers. Unlike, the busses, the rail line is immune to vehicle traffic which would allow for mass movements of people while alleviating roadway congestion. To boot, someone else would be driving and you get to see areas of the Cape you can't drive to. The Mass DOT did look at constructing a rail with trail at the time but, decided for cost and, environmental issues as they were at that time not to do so. In correspondence with them I posses, they confirmed as the commonwealth owns the right of way, future rail use is a possibility. Since that time, a lot of changes on many fronts have occurred.
No, I'm not saying this is definite, but, the fact of the matter is that there is no other way to reduce on Cape roadway traffic than to give people another way to get around without their cars.
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