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 January 2020

In the past year, 2.16 miles of bicycle facilities and markings have been added in Cambridge, bringing the total to 94.41 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 2004-2019.

Facility Type  Length (Miles) 
Bike Path/Multi-use Path 34.20
Bike Lane 36.37
Separated Bike Lane 4.77
Grade-separated Bike Lane 4.47
Two-way Separated Bike Lane 0.78
Buffered Bike Lane 1.76
Contraflow Bike Lane 0.37
Bus/Bike Lane 0.37
Shared Lane Markings 10.91
Shared Street 0.41
Total 94.41

bicycle facilities miles graph 2019

Bicycle Facility Improvements New in 2019

Bike Paths

Discovery Park path square
Discovery Park Path

Separated Bike Lanes

Main separated square
Main St eastbound from Broadway to Memorial Dr
Craigie Bridge separated square
Charles River Dam Rd from Museum Way to Nashua St
King Open separated square
Cambridge St eastbound from Willow St to Berkshire St
Broadway separated square
Galileo Galilei Way northbound north of Broadway
Broadway separated square
Broadway westbound from Ames St to Galileo Galilei Way

Bike Lanes

James contraflow square
James St contra-flow from Mason St to Brattle St
Mass Ave bike lane Chancy to Waterhouse square
Mass Ave southbound from Chauncy St to Waterhouse St
Kirkland bike lane square
Kirkland St eastbound from Oxford St to Quincy St

Shared Lane Markings

Phillips Place SLM square
Berkeley St/Phillips Pl from Garden St to Mason St
Dover SLM square
Dover St from Somerville Line to Mass Ave

Other Marking/Facility Improvements

ride here to be counted Broadway square
"Ride Here to be Counted" at Broadway Eco-Totem
Stop here on red Mass Ave square
"Stop Here on Red" at Mass Ave @ Vassar St northbound
145 Broadway protected intersection square
Partial protected intersection at Broadway/Galileo Galilei Way around 145 Broadway
 little Mass Ave square
Little Mass Ave floating parking and buffer
 Mass at Prospect bike box square
Bike box at Mass Ave @ Prospect St

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.