Transit

Transit Design

Public transit is critical to maintaining the City of Cambridge as a livable city. When redesigning streets, improving bus service and the quality of bus stops is an important part of the planning process.

Bus Stop Design

  • Shelters and seating are an important part of a bus stop. Click here for more information about our shelter program.
  • Cambridge's design standard is to use curb extensions for bus stops so that buses pull over in the travel lane against the bus stop. This is preferred to "bus bays" where buses must pull into a location against the sidewalk. The problem with "bus bays" include: they are often blocked by cars, it is difficult for the driver to get both front and read doors flush with the sidewalk, and they cause delays in the bus getting back into traffic.

For More Information

For more information, please contact the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division at 617/349-4600.