Somerville Ave Separated Bike Lane Installation

The Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department will be installing separated bike lanes on Somerville Ave between White St in Cambridge and Acadia Pk in Somerville. The work is in cooperation with the MBTA and the City of Somerville. The MBTA is finishing their project to restore the retaining wall and south sidewalk along the train tracks. These separated bike lanes will build upon the City’s separated bike lane network and are consistent with the draft 2020 Cambridge Bicycle Network Vision. The plan is being implemented following the recent repaving of this section of roadway.

These separated bike lanes will be installed next to the sidewalk in both directions. White flexible delineators will be installed in the buffer areas to provide physical separation from motor vehicles. In the westbound (towards Mass Ave) direction, a loading zone will be added to support the needs of the businesses. The loading will be located between the bike lane and travel lane.

A graphic of a cross section. The MBTA station is on the left. The cross section shows a sidewalk, a separated bike lane, and a travel lane in each direction. There is a loading zone on the right side of the street between the travel lane and the separated bike lane.

The graphic above shows a cross section of the plan for Somerville Ave. If you have questions about this project, contact Stephen Meuse at smeuse@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4713.

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