Mass Ave Bridge Repaved!

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 11

Whoooo Hooooo!  No longer will you have to deal with the amazingly poor conditions on the Cambridge side in the bike lane!  This was WAY overdue.


More from Livable Streets Below:




Massachusetts Ave (Harvard) Bridge is about to be much safer!

Over the weekend, MassDOT repaved the Mass Ave Bridge because YOU said you wanted a better bridge! This week it will be painted.


Just as every new bike lane is a product of relentless advocacy, maintaining the lanes, smooth pavement and public support requires constant dedicated resources.


Mass Ave Bridge conditions before this weekend.

We heard your complaints about the bridge for years, and documented the worsening conditions on the bridge… bumps in the pavement, gravel piling up, and disappearing bike lanes.


We worked with government and created handouts for the public. We organized Street Ambassador volunteers to go out on the bridge to collect your stories and signatures to give to transportation leaders to demand change.


Together, we won a better Mass Ave Bridge! What happened on Mass Ave bridge is happening across countless neighborhoods: a single poor road condition creates unsafe streets.


LivableStreets is working for you – providing resources, experience, and a network – fighting for better conditions.


With your support, we can develop innovative resources for local advocacy and continue to provide direct support to dozens of projects in neighborhoods across the region. Please donate today.






Jackie Douglas

Executive Director

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4 Responses to “Mass Ave Bridge Repaved!”

  1. By jow on Nov 12, 2013 | Reply

    That’s great news. But getting there from the Cambridge side is still a problem. When is Cambridge going to fix the bike path from River Street to Mass Ave?

  2. By Eliott Wiener on Nov 12, 2013 | Reply

    About time! I just hope they repaint it well. The old bike lane had some seriously bad pinch spots at the bridge ends.

  3. By Alex on Nov 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s actually kind of nice unpainted. The absence of the lines seems to make most traffic go 5-10 mph slower.

  4. By mm on Nov 17, 2013 | Reply

    I am so happy they have done this!

    Now all the Strata times will go down 🙂

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