Cambridgepark Drive Traffic Review
The Alewife area of Cambridge has suffered congestion for a number of years. The road network in the Alewife area carries a high level of regional traffic, as well as commuters, local residents and users of the MBTA Alewife Garage. Within Alewife, Cambridgepark Drive provides access to a number of commercial and residential building.
Recently, drivers have reported an increasing levels of congestion around Cambridgepark Drive, including long waits to reach Alewife Brook Parkway and gridlock at key intersections. There are also reports that severe delays have led to dangerous driver behaviors, including wrong way travel.
The City of Cambridge, including the Departments of Traffic, Parking and Transportation, Police, and Community Development are working together to evaluate the traffic issues on Cambridgepark Drive, investigate causes, and develop possible solutions to lessen congestion.
Envision Cambridge, Envision Alewife Working group Meeting: Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Alewife Working Group will hold a meeting on November 17, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Cambridge Water Department, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway.
Pavement Marking Installation Planned for Cambridgepark Drive
The Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department will be installing pavement markings on the western end of Cambridgepark Drive in late September and early October. Plans for the pavement markings, which will include a parking protected bike lane on the north curb, are available here. Temporary overnight parking restrictions will be posted in advance of the work.
Envision Cambridge, Envision Alewife Working group Meeting: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Alewife Working Group held a meeting on June 14, 2016 at the Cambridge Water Department, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway. Working group meetings are open to the public. View Presentation and Meeting Notes.
Renaming of Cambridgepark Place: June 6, 2016
During the May 3rd, 2016 public meeting to discuss traffic concerns on Cambridgepark Drive, several participants complained of confusion caused by the similarity between the names of Cambridgepark Drive and Cambridgepark Place. In response to these specific concerns, City Councilor Jan Devereux submitted a policy order requesting the renaming of Cambridgepark Place. On June 6th, the Council passed a resolution to rename Cambridgepark Place as Steel Place, in keeping with the history of steel production in the area. Traffic, Parking and Transportation subsequently installed new street signage reflecting the change.
Envision Cambridge, Envision Alewife Working group Meeting: May 19, 2016
Envision Cambridge is a community-wide process to develop a comprehensive plan for a more livable, sustainable, and equitable Cambridge. The Envision Alewife Working Group will help guide the Alewife district study and develop comprehensive and actionable recommendations for the area.
The Alewife Working Group held its first meeting on May 19, 2016 at the Cambridge Water Department, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway. Working group meetings are open to the public. View Presentation and Meeting Notes.
Cambridgepark Drive Public Meeting: May 3, 2016
The City of Cambridge held a public meeting to discuss traffic concerns on Cambridgepark Drive. The presentation from the meeting is available for download here.
Facts & Data
Transportation Impact Studies for recent development on Cambridgepark Drive:
Alewife Area Resources
City of Cambridge Resources
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to receive updates on the efforts to address traffic concerns on Cambridgepark Drive, please contact us using this form.