Western Avenue Complete Streets Reconstruction

Streetscape | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Western Avenue operates as a critical connection between Central Square and the Charles River in Cambridge. Halvorson Design had a major role in reinvigorating the streetscape as a “complete streets” project.

The integrated design strategy includes improved pedestrian crossings, bicycle routes, bus stops, trees and lighting to create a bustling, multi-modal street.

Vibrant planting, green infrastructure, seating elements, and interpretive art installations create an enjoyable space for the community.

The team completed an extensive public process to achieve the objective of supporting all users, including walkers, cyclists, bus riders, and drivers.



2017 Design Merit Award,
Boston Society of Landscape Architects

2015 Best Bicycle Track in the US
People for Bikes



Cynthia Smith FASLA



City of Cambridge Dept. of Public Works

Project Lead:
Kleinfelder, Inc.

Civil Engineer:
HDR, Inc.

Irrigation Consulting, Inc.

Lighting Designer:
Lumen Studio, Inc.

David Phillips



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