Street, Sidewalk and Path Improvement Projects

Brookline Street after wider sidewalks and bicycle lane added
Brookline Street after wider sidewalks and bicycle lane added

The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division manages a number of transportation infrastructure planning and design projects. Project goals include improving pedestrian and bicycle access, slowing the speed of traffic on residential streets, upgrading the aesthetics of a corridor, and improving travel safety.

At any given time, the City of Cambridge has numerous transportation projects in design and construction. These projects are generally a collaboration between the Community Development Department, Department of Public Works, and Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department, and include major corridor design projects, traffic calming projects, bicycle parking installations, pedestrian safety projects, multi-use path projects, and others.

Transportation projects aim to accommodate the needs and interests of all travelers, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers. They are often implemented in conjunction with other infrastructure work to minimize construction disturbances to the community and costs.