Environmental Assessment - Province Lands Bike Trail Renovations
The National Park Service (NPS) at Cape Cod National Seashore is proposing to rehabilitate approximately 7.34 miles of the existing Province Lands bicycle path to help protect resource areas and enhance the visitor experience and safety. The NPS preferred alternative, Alternative D, would rehabilitate the entire bike trail. The bike trail would be widened to a width of 10 feet and resurfaced with the exception of where it passes alongside wetland areas. There would be no expansion of the bike trail into wetland areas. Wood retaining walls, slope stabilization plantings, stair construction, and minor realignments would be constructed where needed. New signs, a centerline, and other pavement markings would also be added. Beach grass and other native vegetation would be planted and sand fence would be installed in places where sand drifts across the bike trail. The EA/AE for the proposed project analyzes impacts to resources along the entire length of the Province Lands bicycle path, however for planning purposes; the trail was divided into five segments. It is anticipated that trail segments one (1) through three (3) would be rehabilitated in 2008, and that remaining segments of bike path would be rehabilitated as funding becomes available.
Comment Period: 12/14/2006 - 01/26/2007