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Cambridge Bicycle Plan: Toward a Bikeable Future

October 2015 - It’s here!

The Cambridge Bicycle Plan was developed with the input of thousands of people who care about our city; thanks to everyone who participated!

Cambridge is a great place for people to bicycle, whether for a trip to the grocery store, a ride along the river, or a pleasant way to get to work. This can be seen in the large numbers of people who are out and about on a bike. Many days see multitudes of people using the bike facilities going to work or school on a weekday morning, or enjoying a family trip on a weekend.

There are many factors that contribute to Cambridge’s bike friendliness. The compact nature of the city has helped to support the growth of bicycling in the city, as has the strong student population, dynamic workforce, and residents who choose Cambridge because of its livability. Cambridge’s robust bicycle infrastructure is also responsible for the ever-increasing numbers. Many sections of Cambridge are well served by bicycle-friendly infrastructure, but there are still significant gaps and areas in need of improvement.

The Cambridge Bicycle Plan lays out a vision for where we as a city want to be. The fundamental guiding principle for this plan is to enable people of all ages and abilities to bicycle safely and comfortably throughout the city. This plan provides the framework for developing a network of Complete Streets and supporting programs and policies that will help meet this goal.

The Plan is divided into chapters - each chapter can be accessed below.
 

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 Cambridge Bicycle Plan
Chapter 1: Background, Policies and Goals
Chapter 1: Background, Policies and Goals 
Chapter 2: Bicycle Transportation
Chapter 2: Bicycle Transportation
Chapter 3: Bicycle Data
Chapter 3: Bicycle Data 
Chapter 4: Bicycle Facility Toolbox
Chapter 4: Bicycle Facility Toolbox
Chapter 5: Creating a Bicycle Network Vision
Chapter 5: Creating a Bicycle Network Vision
Chapter 6: Bicycle Programs
Chapter 6: Bicycle Programs
Chapter 7: Bicycle Parking and Public Bicycle Repair Facilities
Chapter 7: Bicycle Parking and Public Bicycle Repair Facilities
Chapter 9: Public Transportation and Public Bike Share
Chapter 8: Public Transportation and Public Bike Share
Chapter 9: Operation and Maintenance
Chapter 9: Operation and Maintenance
Chapter 10: Next Steps
Chapter 10: Next Steps
List of Figures
List of Figures
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Appendices

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