Somerville Bicycle Network Plan

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The City of Somerville developed a citywide bicycle network plan so that people of all ages and abilities can ride a bicycle to anywhere in the City safely and comfortably. The Somerville Bicycle Network Plan was developed via a one-and-a-half-year public engagement, research, and analysis process. The Plan maps out steps to expand and upgrade the current 30-mile network of bicycle facilities to a total of 88 miles that will create safe and connected routes to better protect bike riders of all ages. A total of 40 miles of bicycle improvements are designated on high-priority routes to be installed or upgraded by 2030, with the remaining miles to be completed over the full 20 years of the plan. The network includes a mix of protected bike facilities, off-street paths, and traffic-calmed backstreet “Neighborways” routes. As part of implementation, the City will hold public engagement processes before installing any facilities identified in the Plan.

Check out this website to learn more about the development of the Plan and read the full Somerville Bicycle Network Plan document.

The City of Somerville developed a citywide bicycle network plan so that people of all ages and abilities can ride a bicycle to anywhere in the City safely and comfortably. The Somerville Bicycle Network Plan was developed via a one-and-a-half-year public engagement, research, and analysis process. The Plan maps out steps to expand and upgrade the current 30-mile network of bicycle facilities to a total of 88 miles that will create safe and connected routes to better protect bike riders of all ages. A total of 40 miles of bicycle improvements are designated on high-priority routes to be installed or upgraded by 2030, with the remaining miles to be completed over the full 20 years of the plan. The network includes a mix of protected bike facilities, off-street paths, and traffic-calmed backstreet “Neighborways” routes. As part of implementation, the City will hold public engagement processes before installing any facilities identified in the Plan.

Check out this website to learn more about the development of the Plan and read the full Somerville Bicycle Network Plan document.

  • Join us for a Bicycle Network Planning Workshop!

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    We are hosting a series of virtual Bicycle Network Planning workshops in February. Join us for these small group sessions to discuss potential connected bike routes.

    The workshops include a brief project overview and an interactive mapping exercise where we talk through a variety of scenarios together to draw routes. This exercise focuses on opportunities for the future and design for connectivity throughout the entire city.

    Los talleres del Plan de la Red de Bicicletas son sesiones de grupos pequeños para discutir posibles rutas conectadas para bicicletas. El taller del día 10 de marzo a las 6pm, será principalmente para hispano parlantes.

    Los talleres incluyen una breve descripción general del proyecto y una simulación de mapas interactivos en el que hablaremos juntos sobre una variedad de escenarios para dibujar rutas. Esta simulación estará enfocada en las posibilidades para el futuro y el diseño para la conectividad en toda la ciudad.

    If you are interested, register for one of the following workshops. Registration slots are limited. Please only sign up for one workshop. If there are no available slots for the workshop you are interested in, please reach out to Kate White at kwhite@somervillema.gov.

    And take the Bicycle Network Plan survey! Available in English, Español, Portugues, Kreyòl Ayisyen, नेपाली.

    Bicycle Network Plan Workshops:

    Interpretation into Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, or Nepali may be available upon advance request by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somerviva@somervillema.gov or calling 311 at 617-666-3311.

    Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or ADA@somervillema.gov.

  • Bicycle Network Plan Community Meeting #1

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    Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and City staff invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss the development of the Somerville Bicycle Network Plan on Wednesday, December 15, at 6:00 pm.

    Meeting Flyer in English, Español, Português, Kreyòl Ayisyen, and नेपाली.

    The City of Somerville, in collaboration with Street Plans, is developing a citywide bicycle network plan to designate corridors for various bikeway facilities, connect gaps in the current network, and provide a guide for future improvements. Come learn about our existing conditions analysis, handlebar surveys data, and ways to engage throughout the plan development.

    The meeting will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 15, at 6:00 p.m. Please register at the following link:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ncfcusgMTBKpcGXwmLgm9g

    To join by phone:

    • One tap mobile: US: +16465588656,,87256923082# or +13017158592,,87256923082#
    • Or dial a number based on your current location and use the Webinar ID
      • For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.
        US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 720 707 2699 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
      • Webinar ID: 872 5692 3082

    For any questions, please email transportation@somervillema.gov.

    Interpretation into Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, or Nepali may be available upon advance request by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somerviva@somervillema.gov or calling 311 at 617-666-3311.

    Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250 or nbacci@somervillema.gov.

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