Week of Mar 14: 2 opportunities for Porter Sq project, Canal Park

A map of Mass Ave near Porter Square, with a blue line highlighting the section between Roseland St and Beech St which is the focus of the Porter Square Safety Improvement Project

Tuesday March 15, 6-8PM: City of Cambridge Zoom Meeting, Porter Square Safety Improvement Project

The city will host a Zoom meeting about the upcoming Porter Square protected bike lanes. City staff will share updates and more refined plans for the protected bike lanes they’ll be adding this year to a 1400-foot stretch of Porter Square. Join the meeting here, and after the presentation you can:

  • Show your support for adding these lanes.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make suggestions to help improve the design.

Saturday March 19, 10AM-2PM: POSTPONED to Tuesday March 22, 3-7PM: City of Cambridge Pop-up Information Session, Porter Square Safety Improvement Project

If you miss the March 15 Zoom meeting, city staff will also host an in-person, outdoor event on Saturday March 19th, 10AM-2PM Tuesday March 22, 3-7PM, in front of 1801 Mass Ave (the Lunder Arts Center) to discuss the project. More details here.

Map of Porter Square project
A map of Mass Ave near Porter Square. The blue line, between Roseland St and Beech St, highlights the section of Mass Ave that is being addressed in the Porter Square Safety Improvement Project.

Harvard Square bike lane meeting recap

Last week, the city presented their initial ideas for adding protected bike lanes to two stretches of Mass Ave in Harvard that have heavy bus usage. They will be proposing a construction project to the City Council, to take place in Spring 2024. The area around the kiosk will also be getting some safety improvements, although the current design does not yet propose a southbound protected bike lane.

You can read the city’s slides here; there will be future opportunities to give feedback on design specifics.

Want safer bike infrastructure in Canal Park near the Cambridgeside Mall?

Picture of Cambridgeside Galleria  canal

The developer of the Cambridgeside Mall is going to make updates to Lechmere Canal Park, which provides safe biking connections toward the Museum of Science and Cambridge Parkway. Both of these connections help cyclists avoid the 8 lanes of Edwin Land Boulevard and a dangerous interchange with McGrath Highway. Right now, the path is prone to flooding and muddy conditions, and is not comfortable and accessible to people on wheels (e.g., bikes, strollers, wheelchairs). If you would like to help develop ideas or advocacy to improve this area, please drop us a line.