Open our Doors
Let’s make our schools, libraries and public buildings more accessible for all by adding automatic door openers to entries that are wheelchair accessible but lack this feature. The City will work with the Disabilities Commission to prioritize locations.
Estimated Cost: $175,000
Location: Public buildings throughout Cambridge
Lift & Lounge in the Park
Add alternative spaces for teens and adults to exercise and relax outside! This project will include an outdoor fitness station to make exercise accessible for more residents and hammock poles for residents to unwind outside.
Estimated Cost: $90,000
Location: Location based on need and impact
Better Bike Parking for Students and Families
Install new covered bike parking at CRLS making biking easier for students and teachers; and also at McCrehan Pool which is popular with families during the summer but lacks enough standard bike racks.
Estimated Cost: $155,000
Location: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and near McCrehan Pool
More Bluebike Stations Near Affordable Housing
Install 3 new, Cambridge-owned, Bluebike Stations in neighborhoods that need more affordable and convenient access to bike sharing. This project will support economic inclusivity, helping everyone enjoy the many benefits of bike sharing.
Estimated Cost: $180,000
Location: High-need Locations
Because Benches Make Life A Little Easier
Fifty additional benches would make public transportation more user-friendly and less stressful. Benches would also make these streets more hospitable for walking, shopping, and socializing for pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
Estimated Cost: $150,000
Location: Major thoroughfares and bus routes
Public Art: Commemorating Local Cambridge Activism
Art honoring the 1971 action by Riverside neighborhood leaders including Black, Feminist & LBTQ+ activists, who occupied the 888 Memorial Dr. building to demand affordable housing, slowing campus expansion & establishing a women’s center.
Estimated Cost: $125,000
Location: Riverside Press Park
Keeping Cambridge Clean
Replace 10 trash barrels and recycling containers, making them rodent-proof and environmentally friendly. Big Belly trash cans will keep the streets clean, prevent pests from being drawn to waste bins, and make it easier to properly dispose of different kinds of waste.
Estimated Cost: $100,000
Location: Multiple locations
Make the City Bloom with a Habitat Corridor
Increase pollinator and bird life in Cambridge by planting native flowers and vegetation along this underused median strip, creating a beautiful habitat corridor linking Fresh Pond and Mt Auburn Cemetery - two major habitats crucial for biodiversity.
Estimated Cost: $75,000
Location: Aberdeen Ave. median strip