Mid-Mass Ave Safety Improvement Project Implementation

During the week of August 30, the Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department will begin preliminary work on the Mid-Mass Ave Safety Improvement Project, including updating signs and meters on side streets. The following week, the Department will be installing separated bike lanes on Massachusetts Ave between Trowbridge St and Inman St. This work is weather dependent and will take several days/nights to complete.

Please be mindful during this implementation phase as signs, markings, and parking regulations will be changing. Temporary parking restrictions will be in place as we work to install the project. These temporary restrictions are noted with red and white paper signs. We will also be updating the metal signs to indicate the new parking regulations.

As a reminder, the Mid-Mass Ave Safety Improvement Project is a quick-build project that includes:

  • separated bike lanes on Massachusetts Avenue between Trowbridge St and Inman St;
  • pavement marking and signage updates for transit riders;
  • signage updates to improve pedestrian safety; and
  • a number of changes to parking and loading regulations to accommodate the needs of business owners and residents.

Separated bike lanes create space that is physically separated from vehicle traffic, which improves safety and comfort for people biking. More information about the project background and past outreach is available on the project page. This work is inline with the City's Vision Zero goals and will meet the requirements of the Cycling Safety Ordinance.

If you have questions, contact Stephen Meuse at smeuse@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4713.

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