Bicycle-Pedestrian Project

August 10, 2017 Update:

  • On May 23, 2016 the Town Council accepted the 2016 Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, which has a 20-year vision for Falmouth. The Town will use this plan as a reference document in developing its Annual Work Plans, operating and capital improvements budgets, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) development plans.
  • On July 25, 2016 the Town Council accepted a 2-year workplan for 2016-18 and authorized the formation of an informal stakeholder group.
  • On October 26, 2016 the Stakeholder Group (+/- 40 people) met for the first time. The updated and reorganized work plan that was presented and the PowerPoint presentation are linked on left side. 
  • On January 25, 2017 two forums were held to discuss Route 1 North and possible "Complete Street" bicycle and pedestrian improvements in that area (see sidebar).
  • On February 16, 2017, a second Stakeholder Meeting was held to discuss "Complete Street" ideas for the Route 1/88 intersection and Route 1 North as well as to provide community-wide bicycle-pedestrian updates (see sidebar)
  • See Route 1 North Committee site for draft Complete Street recommendations.
  • The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) is currently exploring the feasibility of a Rail-with-Trail project along a 9-mile stretch of unused rail line connecting Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, and Yarmouth. The four communities turned to PACTS and GPCOG to lead a study exploring the opportunities and challenges of adding an active corridor along the tracks for walkers and bikers. The project is in the exploratory phase.  GPCOG has prepared a Preliminary Feasibility Assessment report (see sidebar) which includes project details and input from a December 13, 2017 community meeting in Falmouth. Please contact Theo Holtwijk, if you would like to be added to a list of interested parties,

Two versions of the 2016 Plan are posted on the left side of this page. One version is complete and has all the attachments; the other contains only the plan text, recommendations, and two maps. In 2016 the Plan won the "Plan of the Year" Award from the Maine Association of Planners.

Your feedback: Please let Theo Holtwijk know if you would like to be added to the Stakeholder Group notifications. Also, please share your thoughts or ideas that you may have, and if you want to “roll up your sleeves” and get into trail building or educational program planning with us (or tackle another specific topic)!


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Theo Holtwijk Director of Long-Range Planning 207-699-5340

Board Members

Name Title
Theo Holtwijk Director of Long-Range Planning