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Challenge
  • Develop multimodal safety improvements for bicyclists, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles
Our Solutions
  • Improve and simplify operations for all modes
  • Incorporate separated bicycle lanes, protected intersection treatments, and improved pedestrian facilities
  • Improved bus stop designs
  • Provisions for on-street parking and loading

Inman Square Intersection Safety Improvement Project

New EnglandHighways, Streets & StructuresSignal & ITSTraffic & ParkingTransitWalking & Biking
City of Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA
  • Inman Square Intersection Safety Improvement Project by McMahon Associates
  • Inman Square Intersection Safety Improvement Project by McMahon Associates
  • Inman Square Intersection Safety Improvement Project by McMahon Associates

Inman Square is a vibrant commercial and residential area, with a roadway network that serves high volumes of people who walk, bike, ride transit, and drive. As part of a multidisciplinary team, McMahon is leading the transportation analysis and design for the Inman Square Intersection Safety Improvements Project. The design challenge is the existing unusual geometry of a severe skew of the primary intersection, high number of intersecting streets that cause safety and operational challenges for all users, and maintaining emergency access to a fire station. McMahon’s role is to develop solutions to address the size and complexity of the intersection, which is challenging for bicyclists and drivers, while pedestrians currently face long delays waiting to safely cross. The purpose of the project is to develop multimodal safety improvements by providing separated bicycle lanes, protected intersection treatments, and improved pedestrian facilities; improving and simplifying operations for all modes; design of bus stops; provisions for on-street parking and loading; and continuing to support the local, residential and business communities that define Inman Square. McMahon is a leading team member for the entirety of the project from initial visioning and alternatives development, to preliminary and final design plans, and assisting with bidding for construction for this high profile, expedited project.