|Nantucket Island Transportation|
|Don't bring your car to Nantucket. Use the shuttle buses, bikes...and your feet.|
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The longest distance you're likely to want to travel is the 7.6 miles (12 km) between Nantucket Town and 'Sconset. Shuttle buses circulate through the island to its hamlets and beaches, bike paths connect the important destinations, taxis serve the airport and ferry docks, so a car really is unnecessary.
Rental cars are available from several companies on the island, or through the national chains by advance reservation.
Taxis will be waiting at the ferry docks and the airport when you arrive. Incidentally, almost any taxi driver will be glad to give you a tour of the island, with rates depending on how much ground you want to cover and how much time you want to take.
By Bicycle & Scooter/Moped
Remember that bicycle riders are required to obey all traffic signs and signals just like car drivers: stop and yield signs, one-way street signs, etc. In practice, this does not always happen.
Some bicyclists will break the rules, car drivers will expect them to break the rules and will therefore defer to them, and the result is a free-for-all.
—by Tom Brosnahan