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. 

An 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, led by HDR Engineers, completed an extensive public process to achieve the objective of supporting all users, including walkers, cyclists, bus riders and drivers.



Cynthia Smith FASLA



City of Cambridge Department of Public Works

Project Lead:
Kleinfelder, Inc.

Civil Engineer:
HDR, Inc.

Irrigation Consulting, Inc.

Lighting Designer:
Lumen Studio, Inc.

David Phillips