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Streets + Transportation

At any given time, the City of Cambridge has numerous transportation projects in design and under construction.

Three City departments collaborate on the design, community engagement, installation, and construction for street and transportation improvements: the Community Development Department, Public Works Department, and Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department. The City also works closely with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), MBTA, and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on regional projects.

Transportation and street design projects aim to meet the needs and interests of all travelers, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers. Changes to the City’s streets are often made at the same time as other infrastructure work (such as utility replacements) to minimize costs and disturbances to the community.  

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Crash Data

Our Vision Zero policy, means that we take a data-driven approach to our work. The graph below provides information about the number of crashes and EMS transports each year. We’re working to get more comprehensive data about the number of crashes that result in serious injuries.

Crashes Per Year By Mode + EMS Transports Per Year (All Modes)

EMS Transports (all modes)
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201902004006008001,0001,2001,4001,6001,800YearNumber of Crashes
Year EMS Transports (all modes) Auto-Only Bicycle Involved* Pedestrian Involved
2009 312 312 1,294 157 88
2010 356 356 1,297 191 106
2011 334 334 1,416 177 117
2012 349 349 1,212 213 99
2013 326 326 1,232 177 111
2014 285 285 1,304 158 91
2015 316 316 1,413 143 94
2016 334 334 1,292 187 110
2017 276 276 1,269 154 102
2018 245 245 1,199 139 110
2019 231 231 1,204 144 106
2020 119 119 732 66 35
2021 233 233 1,038 76 58

*The "Bicycle Involved" category includes three crashes involving people skateboarding and one crash involving a person using a non-motorized scooter.

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