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.

What's New: Green Street Bus Stop Improvements

Planned for the fall of 2016, a curb extension will be constructed at the bus stop on Green Street at Pearl Street to increase space for waiting passengers, pedestrians, and bus stop amenities. In order to minimize the impact on parking, parking on Green Street between Pearl Street and Brookline Street will be shifted to the north side of the street. A public meeting was held in June 2016 to discuss the proposed parking changes. For more information, please view the flyer, presentation, poster, and notes from the June meeting.

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 rear doors flush with the sidewalk, and they cause delays in the bus getting back into traffic.

For More Information

Contact Tegin Teich Bennett at tbennett@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4615.