Bicycle Network Plan


Planning is underway for the Cambridge Bicycle Network Plan

Cambridge has a Bicycle Friendly City GOLD rating but we are continuing to improve our city for bicycling!

Here is your chance to say what you would like the future to look like. What would make this the most bicycle friendly city on the planet? What are the ways, small or large, short-term or long-term, that would make a difference for you?

Towards a Bikeable Future (Cambridge's Bicycle Master Plan, currently in process) will use your input to guide bicycle planning in Cambridge. This plan is intended to be a visionary document that will help Cambridge be a true “8-80” City, one where everyone -- whether they are eight or 80 years old -- will be able to choose to bicycle comfortably and safely throughout the city.

The Bicycle Network Plan is a core component of the broader ambition in Towards a Bikeable Future. Click on the links below to provide your input, check back here for further information, and provide your email so you can receive updates about the plan.

Ways to Provide Your Input:

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Provide input on the draft Bicycle Network Plan at the 2nd Bicycle Plan Open House on December 4, 2014, 5:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. in Room 152, Cambridge College, at 1000 Mass Ave.
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Sign up to receive information. Your email will only be used to receive information about the Cambridge Bicycle Plan. To be added, contact bikeplan@cambridgema.gov
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Sign up for the weekly Cambridge Bicycle Report newsletter with bicycle news and events by emailing cbikeannounce@gmail.com your name, snail mail address and email address
Pearl Street project
Pearl Street is scheduled to be reconstructed. Take the survey about how you use the street. Attend the Open House on Nov. 20, 2014, 5:30 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. at the Central Square Library
Dana Park Hubway
The Dana Park Hubway Station is being analyzed and the City is taking additional comments and input. Take the survey and read more about the options by clicking the icon
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*COMING SOON*: A NEW Wikimap where you can provide feedback on the draft plan! Check back for updates or sign up for the Bike Plan email list (above)

More on the Plan:

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Cambridge Bicycle Survey – What did people say?
Check out this overview of the key results from a survey taken by over 730 people as part of the Cambridge Bicycle Network Plan public outreach
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Participants used WikiMap Cambridge to give suggestions and comments about specific streets, intersections, etc. *CLOSED July 1, 2014*
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The first Bicycle Network Plan Open House was held June 12, 2014 at the Main Library - click the icon to view all the infographics that were presented!
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Over 2,000 comments were provided through Bicycle Plan outreach from May to July 2014 - see this infographic for details
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What's new with biking in Cambridge these days? 

Bike Plan Update - November 2014

Thank you again for your interest in and contributions to the Cambridge Bicycle Network Plan! We wanted to give you a quick update on where we are and also take the opportunity to let you know about some related projects that may be of interest.

Second Bike Plan Open House

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M., Cambridge College Room 152, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue.

At the open house, the draft Bike Network Plan will be shared, along with additional information about input we have had over the past couple of months. Keep your eyes out for an email in November with more details and information on ways you can provide your feedback!

Current Projects - Opportunities for Input

Pearl Street Reconstruction:

As part of the City’s Street and Sidewalk Reconstruction program, Pearl Street is scheduled to be reconstructed between Granite Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The project will include sidewalk and pedestrian ramp reconstruction, and provides a unique opportunity to add surface enhancements such as pavement markings for bicycles, traffic calming, and greenscaping. 

  • How do you use the street?
  • How comfortable is it to use the street?
  • What do you like, dislike, and/or want to improve?

Take the Survey: www.cambridgema.gov/PearlStreetSurvey

Project Website: www.cambridgema.gov/PearlStreet

Come to the Open House to provide your ideas for how Pearl Street can be improved: Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Central Square Library (Lewis Room).

Dana Park Hubway Station:

The Hubway station at Dana Park has provided tremendous benefits to those who live or visit the Cambridgeport neighborhood, and is well used, with almost 10,000 trips taken in its first months. At the request of some area residents, the City has done additional analysis for this station, including looking at the options for off-street locations to allow year-round use (on-street stations are taken out of service during the winter months). We are taking input and comments from people about the station and the options.

We would like to invite you to add any additional comments you may have regarding the station location. The station will not be operational over the winter months because of being on the street, and will return in the spring.

Take the Survey: Dana Park Hubway Station Survey

Project Website: Dana Park Hubway Station

Bike Plan Update - August 2014

Thank you to the hundreds of people who have participated so far for their interest in and contributions to the Cambridge Bicycle Network Plan! Over 60 people attended the Open House in June, 570 people contributed to the WikiMap, 730 people took our survey, and many others wrote comments by hand on the paper maps that we brought to 20 events. Together, over 2,000 comments were made! This participation will enable us to develop a useful and effective plan.

At this point we are compiling comments and working on a draft Bike Plan that will provide recommendations for improving biking in Cambridge.

The next phase will enable people to comment on the draft Bike Plan; there will be online options for providing input as well as a public Open House. We will provide updates over the next months and look forward to learning more from you!

Have Questions or Issues to Report?

If you have specific questions or issues you would like to report, please also look at these options: 

See Bikes in Cambridge for other bicycling resources.

For More Information

Please contact bikeplan@cambridgema.gov with any further questions about the Cambridge Bicycle Network Plan.

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