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Downtown Hyannis Parking Study


Welcome to the Town of Barnstable’s Parking Study webpage! Stay tuned, we are at the beginning of a 10 month long process and your input will be critical to the success of the study. The Town will be gathering input in a number of ways including a survey and public meetings – all of which will be advertised on this webpage.



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What is it About?

The Town of Barnstable is undertaking a comprehensive study of parking supply, utilization, and management in Downtown Hyannis.


With its walkable downtown, vibrant restaurants, thriving local businesses and high-speed ferry service Hyannis is both a vibrant local economic hub and a major regional gateway to the Cape and Islands. This success has significant benefits, but also poses challenges. The Town benefits from huge numbers of seasonal visitors and economic development potential but must also balance economic growth with the year-round needs of local businesses and residents. A well-managed, flexible parking system can support these needs. This study effort aims to maintain the economic vibrancy of Downtown Hyannis while ensuring safety, improving mobility and addressing residents' concerns.


The Study

This study builds on the 2013 ULI Technical Assistance report which provided a broad

overview and assessment of parking challenges facing Downtown Hyannis. This study will provide a deeper dive, looking at how the parking supply is currently used and providing a set of strategies and implementation steps to improve the parking system. Specifically it will address:

  • Existing areas of low and high parking demand throughout downtown Hyannis
  • Parking management and governance structure
  • Future parking needs as downtown Hyannis continues to develop, particularly after its designation as a regional “Growth Incentive Zone”
  • Practical strategies to address parking needs
  • Parking technologies such as pre-payment systems and enforcement; and
  • Fiscally responsible parking management measures

Strategies will seek innovative, cost-effective, sustainable solutions that are responsive to concerns from various downtown user groups. Changes to the Town's parking will only be successful with support from the local community.




 Growth Management Director
Elizabeth Jenkins
P 508-862-4678
F 508-862-4782


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