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

In June of 2017, the City constructed a curb extension and added a bus shelter at the bus stop on Green Street at Pearl Street, increasing space and comfort for waiting passengers and pedestrians. In order to minimize the impact on parking, parking on Green Street between Pearl Street and Brookline Street has been permanently shifted to the north side of the street. A public meeting was held in June 2016 to discuss the proposed parking changes. For more background information, please view the project flyer, presentation, poster, and notes from the June 2016 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 at or 617/349-4615.