Simply put, “multimodal” means having more than one mode of transportation.
Picture our island during July and August, when the population is at its peak. Parking becomes difficult and many of our seasonal and year-round residents start praying for a little help from the “parking angel.” Being multimodal isn’t just an option, it’s a necessity!
Nantucket Footprints has compiled some suggestions for anyone on-island looking to get downtown. You may also want to visit MoreNantucket.com, to find tips on how to enjoy the island without an automobile.
- Consider taking The Wave – NRTA bus. Yes, you can easily travel downtown but did you know that you can also ride The Wave to many island’s beaches. All Wave buses are designed to transports bikes. This is a perfect option to create some great memories, relax, and have a great time starting with a bus ride.
- Have you considered walking or taking your bike? Nantucket has terrific bike paths! Riding or walking on the bike paths also allows you to slow down and appreciate the scenery.
- If biking or walking are not your fancy consider: rollerblading, skateboarding, or scootering. We see it all on the bike paths around the island.
Please pay attention to the rules of the road, whether you are walking, biking, rollerblading, or scootering, please consider your safety and the safety of others. Observe all traffic regulations and stop at stop signs along the way. We encourage everyone to wear a helmet and they are required by law for riders 12 years or younger.
For a list of details on bike paths located around Nantucket, click here.