Bikeways Committee

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Harwich Bikeways Committee Charge

Harwich Bikeways Committee Charge



The town of Harwich is home to a network of bikeways that allows its residents to utilize bicycles for both recreation and transportation.



The mission of the Harwich Bikeways Committee is to work with the Harwich DPW and volunteers to develop, maintain, and improve the Old Colony Rail Trail (OCRT), Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT), and other recommend bike routes in Harwich. The Committee will make recommendations for the allocation of funds to be used to ensure safety on our bikeways, including but not limited to the purchase of crossing lights at road intersections. Community Education on safe bicycling practices falls within the scope of this Committee and in conjunction with the Harwich Police Department, MASS DOT and other relevant municipal entities.



The Committee shall be comprised of 7 members appointed by the Board of Selectmen.  Membership terms will be staggered in 3-2-2 manner, consistent with other Town Committees and each term will be 3 years. Reorganization of the Committee Membership will take place July 1 each year.




  •         To promote educational and bicycling programs that support public health and tourism. Bicycling is an integral part of our community culture.
  •         To foster safe, informed, and respectful interactions among people who walk, drive bicycles and cars on Harwich roads and bike paths. For drivers and cyclists to understand their respective responsibilities and police support both through enforcement and education.
  •         To suggest and help implement rules governing the bike path.
  •         To maintain bicycle safety and educational programs.


Board Members

Name Title
Francis Salewski Chairman (2018)
Bruce Paige Member (2018)
Eric Levy Member (2020)
Shanna Nealy Member (June 2018)
Paul Gazaille Member (2020)
Andrew Docken Member (2019)
Edward McManus Selectmen's Liaison
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