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.
We measure bike facilities in miles based on the total length of trails and roadway that specifically support bicyclists.
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.
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.
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.
Be a Part of the Solution
Support More Bike Facilities in Your Neighborhood
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
- Inside Climate News
- Wicked Local
- Sustainability at Harvard News
- Sustainable City Network
- The Boston Globe