North Mass Ave Bike Lanes

Bike Lanes installed on Massachusetts Avenue from Beech Street to Route 16 (Alewife Brook Parkway)

The Project

As a Participatory Budgeting Item in 2015, Cambridge residents voted to create short-term immediate measures in the form of better roadway markings and signage for the safety of people bicycling along north Massachusetts Avenue. As a result of this vote, the City installed designated bikes lanes on Massachusetts Avenue between Beech Street and Route 16. This project complements the City’s Vision Zero and Complete Streets Policies. The installed markings and signs vary with road conditions along the Avenue, and include regular bike lanes, green markings at conflict points, shared lane markings, added signage, and short sections of separated bike lanes.  Parking changes were limited to an area on the north side of the street near Linear Park. 

Informational Open House

City staff held an open house for interested members of the public to learn more about the project. The Open House took place at the Trolley Square Apartments Community Room from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday August 28. 

Additional Information

Full plans for the bike lane improvements can be found here. 

Informational Flyer 

Open House Flyer