Overview

Bike Facilities include bike lanes, bike paths, trails, protected bike lanes, shared streets, bike racks, and other structures that support the use of bicycles as a primary mode of travel. We care about bike facilities because people will not bike if they do not feel safe and these facilities are designed to keep them safe on our roads.

Miles

Miles of Bike Facilities

We measure bike facilities in miles based on the total length of trails and roadway that specifically support bicyclists.

Our Data
  • 28.84

    Miles

    2004

    Baseline
  • 37.20

    Miles

    2008

  • 39.62

    Miles

    2012

  • 50.39

    Miles

    2015

Our Data
2004

Baseline

28.84

Miles
2008

37.20

Miles
2012

39.62

Miles
2015

50.39

Miles
Charts & Graphs

Bike Facility Miles Installed by Year

While the City has not established a specific goal for bike facilities, you can see from this graph that they are continuously increasing the total miles of facilities available for bicyclists. The focus is to ensure there are enough quality bike facilities throughout the city to serve people of all ages and abilities.

Bike Facility Type

Bike lanes and paths are the most common bike facility type in Cambridge. All transportation projects in Cambridge incorporate bicycle facilities into the initial design and identify the most appropriate facility type based on the street type, use, and conditions.

Bike Racks

The City has actively installed bike racks throughout Cambridge to ensure a robust sustainable transportation network, primarily in business districts, municipal buildings, and other locations based on public requests.

View Our Sources Here

  • Did you know Cambridge has achieved gold level Bike Friendly Community status- the only one in MA? That means that we’ve done a very good job of making it safe and easy to bike around the city. Check out our Report Card.

  • Cambridge is committed to Vision Zero, a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities while increasing safe, equitable mobility for all.

Be a Part of the Solution

  • Support More Bike Facilities in Your Neighborhood

    The City’s annual Participatory Budgeting Process often has bike infrastructure projects.  Learn more about proposing and voting for projects here.

     

    More Information
  • Request a Bike Rack

    To request that a bicycle rack be placed on public property, please fill out a report on the Commonwealth Connect citizen reporting platform.

    More Information
  • Use Existing Bike Facilities

    The City has a lot of bike facilities available for the public! Learn about everything we offer.

    More Information
Recent Updates for Cambridge
Curbside Composting Starts in April!

The Curbside Compost Program will expand to all buildings with 1 to 12 units on April 2. Food scraps and compostables will be picked up weekly on the same day as trash and recycling.

Full Article
City of Cambridge- Celebrating One Year as a Five Star Community

One year ago, the City of Cambridge confirmed its role as a leader on sustainability by earning a Five Star Rating from Star Communities. Cambridge received the highest score of any city in North America.

Full Article