Some meetings in Provincetown are in person, some are online, and some are both. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details.
Thursday, Oct. 13
- Licensing Board, 4 p.m., Town Hall
- Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m., Town Hall
- Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 18
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall
- Year-Round Market-Rate Housing Trust, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 19
- Historic District Commission, 3:30 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, Oct. 20
- Board of Health, 4 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Police Chief Jim Golden provided the select board with the crash data it requested two weeks ago, including a new tally of scooter crashes. There have been 11 so far this year.
For comparison, there have been 16 car-bike accidents so far this year, nine car-pedestrian accidents, and three bike-pedestrian accidents. Four times, bicycles crashed with other bicycles, but there were 40 “lone bike” accidents in which no other party was involved.
There were also 26 “lone car” accidents, 129 two-car accidents, and six accidents in which cars hit animals.
The 11 scooter accidents did not include information about the other involved parties, but they are in any case dwarfed by the 186 episodes involving cars.
The most frequent location for crashes of all types were Bradford Street at Standish Street, Bradford Street at Conwell Street, and Race Point Road where it intersects the National Seashore bike trails. The Ryder Street Extension, which runs from Commercial Street to the Provincetown Marina, also saw multiple crashes this year.
There was no information about severity of injuries, but Golden said he would give a more in-depth pedestrian and vehicle report to the select board on Oct 24. The annual traffic hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7. —Paul Benson