Cambridge Street Bicycle Safety Demonstration Project
The City is currently concluding analysis of data and feedback as part of the assessment process for the Cambridge Street Bicycle Safety Demonstration project.
Cambridge Street, from Inman Square to Quincy Street, is a busy transportation corridor with a variety of uses, ranging from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School/War Memorial complex and Cambridge Hospital to small retail shops and residential buildings. This is also a corridor without marked bicycle facilities and a higher than average rate of bicycle crashes compared to other streets in the city. In spring 2016 the City Council adopted a Vision Zero commitment to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Aligned with this commitment, the City of Cambridge has undertaken a demonstration project to create separated bicycle facilities from Inman Square to Quincy Street. The project was implemented August 2017 and created using temporary materials such as paint, flex posts, etc. The goal of the project is to improve the safety of all users and make this section of Cambridge Street a more attractive corridor for cycling, walking, taking transit and enjoying the neighborhood.