Nantucket has no traffic lights. Year-round transportation includes accessible, affordable, and reliable multi-modal options, that respect the historical setting of our community and limits reliance on single occupancy vehicles and private transportation. The Town has improved safety and mobility without accommodating a car centric culture. Pedestrians and bicyclists feel safe as they traverse along paths and walkways that abut our local roads. Our community embraced the use of technology to improve parking turnover in our vibrant Old Historic District and made year-round access a pleasant experience.


  • Launch a downtown parking management system based on demand management principles that achieves (or is measured by) 85% occupancy of public parking spaces.
  • Complete at least one key sidewalk route connection from Mid-Island (Six Fairgrounds Housing Project) to the ferries with improved standards for accessibility.
  • Shift the mode of choice of commuters from driving alone to using other modes by 6%.