Multi-Town Planning Projects

Often, there are planning projects that require the input of more than just one town.  The MVC is here to coordinate these larger-scale efforts and to provide technical and planning assistance.  Read on to learn more about the latest multi-town planning projects.


Healthy Aging MV - Elderly's Distance to Critical Services


The Martha’s Vineyard Commission in partnership with Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard (HAMV) is collaborating with a graduate class at the Tufts University School of Medicine to evaluate residential distances of the Island’s elderly population from critical services – public transit, first responder outposts and more.

Students will produce maps and data findings to illustrate these results.  The analyses will then be shared with the VTA, Councils on Aging, and first responders across the island to inform planning and service provision for vulnerable residents.

For more info - Contact Dan Doyle, the MVC's Regional Planner.








Island Transportation Engineering Services

Through a MA Community Compact grant, MVC has secured engineering services from Howard Stein Hudson (HSH) for a 10 month pilot project, where Towns submit transportation-related infrastructure projects in need of design to the MVC.  Staff then prioritize projects and issue a formal request to HSH.  To date, submitted projects include design requests for:

Tisbury: traffic calming & improved pedestrian accommodations for Cromwell Lane.

Edgartown: redesign of a stretch of Edgartown-Vineyard Haven road for improved stormwater drainage, bus stop pulloffs, and widened buffer between the road & shared use path.

West Tisbury: a bicycle/pedestrian span parallel to the North Tisbury culvert near Mill Brook on State Road.

For more details, contact Dan Doyle, MVC's Regional Planner.

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6 Permanent Traffic Counters

MVC is using State and Federal Transportation Improvement Program funding to install six permanent traffic counters across the island to better understand trends in seasonal demand and circulation patterns of vehicles traveling across town lines.  There will be both down and up-Island representation amongst the chosen sites.  Installation is expected to take place in late Spring 2019.  Click here to see the permanent traffic counter locations. 

Contact Dan Doyle regarding these counters or Mike Mauro, MVC's Transportation Planner, for traffic count data.

Last updated cls 11/5/18

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