Interest in alternatives to private vehicular travel is increasing around the country due to a number of reasons:
The City of Framingham is working to better serve bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the community by improving the road and trail system. The City established its first-ever Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in 2017, and will be seeking state funding through the MassDOT Complete Streets program.
In Cambridge, 25% of people walk to work, the highest in the nation. 10% choose to bike. Street design influences these decisions.
Bike paths protected from traffic can encourage bicycling in high-traffic areas.
Good public transit complements walking and bicycling. Transit amenities like shelters and clear signage are part of "complete streets".
Bike lanes should be highly visible at intersections
Example on-street bike lane on side street.