Harvard Square is one of the busiest walking, cycling, and transit hubs in New England. Read about all the ways of getting around in Cambridge.
Only about a third of Cambridge residents drive alone to work (blue). More than half walk (light blue), transit (green), and bike (violet).
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Cambridge residents may park at the First Street Parking Garage for a fee of $50 per month December through April.
On March 2, 2015, the Department of Public works (DPW) will begin to remove parking “space savers”. This includes any items placed in the roadway to hold an on-street parking spot (ie chairs, toters, barrels, crates). Items will be removed from each neighborhood on its regularly scheduled trash collection day.
Beginning on January 12, 2015, the hours of operation for metered street parking will expand from 6 PM to 8 PM, mirroring the meter operations in Harvard Square. The expanded hours will discourage vehicles from using short-term metered space as overnight parking during peak evening business hours. The hourly rate will remain unchanged.
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The department is responsible for a variety of services and operations to manage the City’s public parking and traffic operations and is actively involved in the City’s transportation planning activities to provide, maintain and promote sustainable transportation to meet the mobility needs of the City.
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