Streetfilms: Commutah Bike Pahking in Cambridge

In the greater Boston area, a secure bike parking facility has been erected at the end of the T’s Red Line in Cambridge. It boasts
one incredible amenity: it’s completely free!

Alewife Station, perfectly situated at the edge of the burbs, serves as an inter-modal link for cyclists on The Minuteman Bikeway,
one of the most popular rail trails in the US. The
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) fast-tracked the two unmanned bike cages, which hold hundreds of bicycles
in a secure, covered area, protected by high-tech surveillance. From
the crowded weekday parking action we saw — with hundreds of bikes
parked outside the cage on supplemental racks — it looks like a hit.

Also see lots of our other bike parking goodies from Berkeley’s Bikestation, BikeLink in the Bay Area, and Portland’s on-street bike parking choices.

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In the city of Cambridge, just about an hour’s train ride north of London, you’ll find lots of people bicycling. In fact, the official bike mode share is 22 percent, but advocates believe it’s even higher and could comprise up to 50 percent of all trips in the city center. More than protected bike lanes, the key to Cambridge’s success has been the […]