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Cambridge Street (Allston) Safety Improvements

We are making safety improvements for Cambridge Street, between Harvard Avenue and Soldiers Field Road, in Allston.

We are making changes to address the most serious safety concerns on the corridor. Our plans for Cambridge Street include only changes that we can build in the near-term. We are not proposing major construction. 

Cambridge Street will be redesigned and reconstructed with a future project, the Allston Multimodal Project.

Still have questions? Contact:
1 City Hall Square
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026

Project Information

January 2020 Update

We are coordinating with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on final construction documents. We aim to begin construction this year.

Working with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, we are designing:

  • A crosswalk at the on-ramp. It's located on the south side of Cambridge Street, between North Harvard Street and Sorrento Street
  • Shortened mixing zones between bicyclists and right-turning drivers.
  • Physical separation for the bicycle lanes. The width is enough to support street sweeping and snow plowing equipment.

Project Updates


We hosted an open house for the project on September 25, 2019, at the Honan-Allston Library.

We collected written and verbal comments from residents.