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An aerial view of a two-way separated bike lane on Brattle Street. Most of the area on the left and the right of the image is filled with trees with yellow and green leaves.

Cycling Safety Ordinance

In 2019, Cambridge City Council passed the Cycling Safety Ordinance, which requires the construction of separated bike lanes when streets are being reconstructed as a part of the City’s Five-Year Plan for Streets and Sidewalks and they have been designated for greater separation in the Bicycle Network Vision.

In 2020, the Council passed amendments to the Cycling Safety Ordinance, which set ambitious requirements for the installation of approximately 25 miles of separated bike lanes within the next five to seven years. The location of these facilities will be informed by both the Cambridge Bicycle Network Vision and specific requirements in the Ordinance.

In general, the amendments to the Ordinance require the installation of separated bike lanes on:

  • all of Massachusetts Ave;
  • Broadway from Quincy St to Hampshire St;
  • Cambridge St from Oak St to Second St;
  • Hampshire St from Amory Street to Broadway;
  • Garden St, eastbound from Huron Ave to Berkeley St, and westbound from Mason St to Huron Ave;
  • and11.6 miles of separated bike lanes in other locations that are a part of the Bicycle Network Vision.

We’ve provided more details about the specific requirements and the associated timelines, and the projects that we have or will install that are related to this Ordinance.

Read the Requirements and Timelines

Get Project Information

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