New and Current Bicycle Projects

The City of Cambridge continually evaluates locations where large and small scale bicycle infrastructure improvements can be made to increase safety and meet our Vision Zero goals. This page highlights recently completed bicycle facility improvement projects, but it is not an exhaustive summary of all bicycle improvements.

Click on an image below for a larger picture of that project. For descriptions on the different types of bicycle facilities, click here. For a map view of the City's current and planned bicycle facilities, click here.

By the Numbers
Updated December 2018

In the past year, 5.51 miles of bicycle facilities and markings have been added in Cambridge, bringing the total to 92.25 miles. For a breakdown of length by facility type, see the table below. Click on the chart to see the City's bicycle facilities growth from 2004-2018. 

Facility Type  Length (Miles) 
Bike Path/Multi-use Path 34.20
Bike Lane 36.12
Separated Bike Lane 4.34
Grade-separated Bike Lane 4.09
Two-way Separated Bike Lane 0.78
Buffered Bike Lane 1.80
Contraflow Bike Lane 0.32
Shared Lane Markings 10.25
Shared Street 0.34
Total 92.25

Bicycle facilities length graph December 2018

South Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements Project

The South Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements Project is a "quick-build" project on Massachusetts Avenue between Sydney Street and Memorial Drive focusing on safety and accessibility, and features separated bike lanes in both directions for the majority of the corridor. Other changes include:

  • Signal timing changes at intersections to reduce conflicts and crashes
  • Sections of bus lane toward Memorial Drive
  • A new crosswalk across Massachusetts Avenue at Windsor Street, to be installed in spring 2019

Other Facility Improvements New in 2018

Bike Paths

kittie knox bike path thumbnail
Kittie Knox Bike Path

Separated Bike Lanes

one broadway grade separated thumbnail
Main St and Third St around One Broadway
cambridgepark dr eastbound grade separated thumbnail
Cambridgepark Dr eastbound
Ames St two-way separated bike lane
Ames St from Broadway to Main St

Bike Lanes

Garden St bike lane
Garden St westbound from Concord Ave to Huron Ave
mass ave bigelow to lee bike lane thumbnail
Mass Ave westbound from Bigelow St to Lee St
Mt Auburn St bike lane
Mt. Auburn St westbound from Brattle St to
Belmont St
Belmont St bike lane 
Belmont St northbound from Mt. Auburn St to Belmont Line
Cameron Ave bike lane thumbnail
Cameron Ave northbound from Mass Ave to Somerville Line

Shared Lane Markings

Garden St SLM thumbnail
Garden St eastbound from Huron Ave to Concord Ave
Brattle St SLM thumbnail
Brattle St from Craigie St to Mason St
Fulkerson St SLM thumbnail
Fulkerson St from Charles St to Binney St
Inman St SLM thumbnail 
Inman St from Hampshire St to Broadway
Mt Auburn St eastbound SLM thumbnail
Mt. Auburn St eastbound from Belmont St to
Coolidge Ave
Mt Auburn St westbound SLM thumbnail
Mt. Auburn St westbound from Coolidge Ave to
Brattle St

Green Intersection Treatments

North Mass Ave green intersection treatment thumbnail
Mass. Ave between Beech St and Alewife Brook Pkwy
Hampshire at Portland green intersection treatment thumbnail
Hampshire St @ Portland St/Cardinal Medeiros Ave
Broadway at Tech Sq green intersection treatment thumbnail
Broadway @ Technology Square
Brattle at Palmer green intersection treatment thumbnail 
Brattle St @ Palmer St
Mass Ave Harvard crosswalks green intersection treatment thumbnail
Mass. Ave @ Harvard Square crosswalks
Brattle at Eliot green intersection treatment thumbnail
Brattle St @ Brattle Square/Eliot St
JFK at Mt Auburn green intersection treatment thumbnail
JFK St @ Mt. Auburn St
Mass Ave at Shepard green intersection treatment thumbnail
Mass. Ave @ Shepard St
Mass Ave at Garfield green intersection treatment thumbnail
Mass. Ave @ Garfield St
Mass Ave at Roseland green intersection treatment thumbnail 
Mass. Ave @
Roseland St
Flagstaff Park path entrance green intersection treatment thumbnail
Mass. Ave @ Flagstaff Park path entrance
Cambridge at Third green intersection treatment thumbnail
Cambridge St @ Third St
Garden St bike lane
Garden St from Concord Ave to Huron Ave

Improvements to Existing Facilities

For More Information

Learn about the different types of bicycle facilities found in our bicycle projects.

For more information about bicycling in Cambridge, please contact Cara Seiderman at cseiderman@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4629.