Bicycle and Pedestrian Networks

SCBA Feasibility Study

The South Coast Bikeway Alliance is conducting a feasibility study with SRPEDD to close the gap between Fall River and New Bedford through Westport and Dartmouth.

Please join us at our next public workshop, set for May 4, 2021 at 6:30PM via zoom, to help us select routing!

Welcome to the SCBA Feasibility Study Page

One of the best ways to decide where a path should go is to ask! That’s what this web page is all about – hearing from you. Your opinions will be combined with current, accurate data, mapping, drone photos, and other information to pick the best possible route for a bicycling and walking path linking Fall River to New Bedford and beyond.

The South Coast Bikeway Alliance and the communities of Westport, Dartmouth and New Bedford are working with SRPEDD to conduct a Feasibility Study that will help make this important choice. And we need your help! Please use the Potential Path Maps below to the right to view the project. Then, you can use the routing feedback tool and maps to make any comment you like. Or you can send a comment by email to jjones@srpedd.org.

South Coast Bikeway Feasibility Study Workshop #2 flyer. May 4th at 6:30PM via Zoom

Join us for our Virtual Public Workshop #2 on Tuesday, May 4th!

Want to help us pick a route ? Join us Tuesday, May 4th at 6:30pm via zoom for our second public workshop.

Register in advance - https://qrco.de/bbzUbY

Missed our first workshop? Check out the Workshop #1 section below for meeting information and/or use our interactive mapping exercise to provide input.

 

Points of Interest Mapping Exercise

Mapping Exercise: Routes of Interest

Please provide input on routing using the SCBA Survey123 Mapping Exercise. You can provide comments on specific locations by first choosing what type of comment you would like to make ("I like this route," "I have a concern here," or "This area should be considered."). Then click the spot on the map where you would like to make a comment, which you leave in the comment box below the map. Please leave your email address at the end if you would like to get project updates.

Click the blue pin to proceed to the exercise. A new window will open.

Mapping Exercise Results

Public Workshop #1 March 9, 2021

Virtual Public Workshop - March 9, 2021

A virtual public workshop, hosted by SRPEDD and the SCBA was held on March 9, 2021. If you missed the workshop, there are still several options to participate:

Check out the Meeting Presentation

Points of Interest Exercise - https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/972da513a7144421ada2cef648adbcb2

Interactive Jamboard Exercise https://rb.gy/mz17ku

Join us for one of our virtual open office hours sessions:

Monday, March 15th from 2-4pm
Join us on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89572114550?pwd=VUtySHdZVTdGYzhFQ1ZDUmZxSldSdz09

Thursday, March 18th from  9:30-11:30am
Join us on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029850719?pwd=aldFdjliNmw3MXI2d2psajlkVWQ4UT09

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we doing a Feasibility Study?

Connecting the South Coast Bikeway between (and within) the Cities of Fall River and New Bedford, through Westport and Dartmouth has long been a priority of the South Coast Bikeway Alliance and SRPEDD. This partnership and study allows us to take an in depth look at all the options to find the best possible route.

Who should get involved?

Everyone! The Feasibility Study will be directly informed and created by the input we receive from people - community resident or visitor, town or city official, walker, runner, beginner to seasoned rider, business owner - whatever your background or interest level we want to hear from you!  Your ideas – combined with current information – will directly influence this plan and the future of the South Coast Bikeway.

How can I get involved?

The best way to get involved with the Feasibility Study is to interact with the project team and participate in online exercises to provide your honest feedback. Please visit the “Points of Interest Mapping Tool” section of this website to find links to all our engagement options.

Who should I contact if I need special accommodations or translations for materials and/or virtual meetings?

Please contact a member of the project team to discuss your needs and what we can do to accommodate them during the live Zoom meetings. We do request advance notice of 5 business days to prepare and gather all necessary tools and staff.