In January 2023, the City signed an agreement with the Volpe National Transportation Systems to assist with conducting of the CSO economic impact study. The Scope of Services can be found under the documents tab.
It is anticipated that study methodology and data collection will begin March-April 2023 with an anticipated final report by fall 2023.
Business Survey Update
Last updated Friday, September 22, 2023
- Number of businesses mailed/emailed a survey: 1697
- Number of businesses closed/moved/temporarily closed: 169
- Number of errors (e.g. duplications): 45
- Final number of verified businesses: 1483
- Number of completed surveys: 292 (19.7%)
- Number of businesses who did not feel the survey was applicable to their business or did not want to take the survey: 14 (.94%)
We will continue to take responses to the 2023 business survey until October 31, 2023.
Summer 2023, CDD conducted a short customer survey in corridors that have either had separated bike installations or will soon be receiving them, covering questions on: mode of travel, purpose of trip, and related topics. 214 customers participated in the summer survey.
Draft Data Table can be found here.
CDD sent business surveys were sent out of retail, personal services, professional, and medical businesses in Cambridge.
CDD is conducting a sidewalk customer survey in variety of commercial areas during the weeks of July 10-August 10, 2023. Future surveying will be done in later months.
CSO Economic Impact Study Information Session
Monday, July 17, 2023 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Please join CDD Economic Opportunity and Development Division and Volpe National Transportation Systems staff for an Information Session on the Study's methodology and data sets on Zoom. Zoom link: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/88092215254.
July 17, 2023 Presentation slides can be found here.
Economic Development & University Relations Committee Meeting
July 20, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
The Economic Development and University Relations Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to discuss the update on the Community Development Department's Economic Impact Study regarding the implementation of the Cambridge Cycling Safety Ordinance.
Meeting Information: https://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=4378.