Business View Civil and Municipal | March 2021

63 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL MARCH 2021 In terms of active accessibility, Yarmouth connects to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, a 25.5-mile paved route that passes through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet. The trail begins at Station Avenue, connects to Peter Homer Park, and continues as the town-owned Yarmouth multi-use trail, which runs for two miles to Higgins Crowell Road. They are now working on Phase 3 that would connect Yarmouth to Barnstable. “That’s a great east- west bike path,” says Williams. “We’re working on a shared use pathway on Higgins Crowell Road which would connect several residential neighborhoods and schools with the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and a couple of recreation and conservation areas. We also have a bike path on Forest Road that brings people south towards Route 28.” They are also working very closely with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on some other Route 28 projects. According to Williams, “We’re advocating very strongly for the incorporation of a shared use pathway on the south side of Route 28. We understand that bikeability is something our residents want and are raising their voices to make happen. What I like about living in Yarmouth is that it really does have a small town feel. South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth, and Yarmouth Port each have a slightly different feel. There’s something for everyone. Overall, it’s a great place to get out, exercise, and inhale Mother Nature. There are plenty of opportunities to get off the beaten path and enjoy all the natural beauty we have here.” CREATING HOMES THAT MATTER. DAKOTA IS PROUD THAT YARMOUTH COMMONS HAS HELPED THE TOWN OF YARMOUTH TO FULFILL ITS COMMITMENT TO REPURPOSE FORMER SEASONAL HOTELS TO CREATE AFFORDABLE AND WORKFORCE HOUSING THAT BRINGS POSITIVE CHANGE TO THE COMMUNITY. DAKOTA PARTNERS | 1264 MAIN STREET | WALTHAM, MA 02451 | 781.899.4002 | YARMOUTH , MASSACHUSETTS