Cambridge business owners say bike lanes are keeping customers away Harold Gilmer owns Elite Barber Shop on Mass. Ave and has been cutting hair in the neighborhood for 21 years. "It's affected everybody around here, the business is not the same," Gilmer said.
Courtesy Chanel 5 June 2022
A bike lane is causing conflict in Cambridge, Massachusetts, between business owners and members of the cycling community, who say safety along Massachusetts Avenue should be the No. 1 priority. It was a fairly quiet morning inside Fast Phil's barbershop in North Cambridge – an occurrence, owner Cindy Hughes said is happening all too frequently.
Courtesy Chanel 5 May 2022
Business owners at odds with the City of Cambridge over the planned removal of dozens of parking spots along Massachusetts Avenue to make room for vertically-separated bike lanes. The move is part of a city ordinance requiring the installation of 22 miles of separated bike lanes across the entire city, including the entire length of Massachusetts Avenue, within the next five to seven years. Business owners say it would require the removal of at least 40 to 50 percent of street parking.
Courtesy Chanel 5 April 2022
There is a bike lane battle happening right now in Cambridge. While the city wants to turn some parking spots into separate bike lanes, some businesses are saying not so fast.
Courtesy Chanel 25 April 2022
City of Cambridge installed a 2 way Bike Lane on Brattle St. Business owners are all being told it will fine, and not to worry about business,. Less than 2 years later, June 2019, the Boston Globe ran a story about Businesses exiting Harvard Square. Full Article
Video Courtesy Chanel 4 October 2017
The Cambridge City Council passed the Cycling Safety Ordinance which requires the construction and installation of miles of separated bike lanes. A group of local restaurants, medical offices, and retail owners, called Cambridge Streets For All has decided to sue the city of Cambridge over the ordinance. The group believes the ordinance is causing them to miss out on business. Local bakery owner and Board Chair for Cambridge Streets For All, Lee Jenkins, joins Dan to discuss.
Courtesy of NightSide June 2022
It was a dark and drizzly night and I was in my car going up and down a block of Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge where a number of restaurants are clustered. I was meeting a friend for dinner so was desperately searching for a place to park. Metered parking spaces — such as they are — have always been somewhat limited in this area.
Courtesy of WGBH April 2022
The Cambridge Massachusetts City Council is in the process of installing 25 miles of protected bike lanes throughout the city over a period of five to seven years. While good news for cyclists, local businesses and residents are facing the destruction of much needed on-street parking spaces in favor of the new protected bike lanes. What is a business to do?
Courtesy of NightSide October 2021
Cambridge Day 06/23/2022
A bike-lane lawsuit and call for the city to immediately halt installation of the lanes got a hearing Thursday, with Middlesex County Superior Court judge John Pappas granting the sides until the end of business on Monday to submit more information.
The documents have been flowing in already. Since a group called Cambridge Streets for All filed its lawsuit against the city June 10 about lanes that often replace parking spaces
Boston Globe 06/10/2022
Businesses and residents have sued the city over a plan for 25 miles of separated bike lanes, saying lost parking spaces will hurt sales. A faction of local business owners and residents in Cambridge sued the city Friday, seeking to reel back an ambitious bike lane expansion project that they say will eliminate precious parking spaces and devastate small businesses.
Boston Globe 05/24/2022
Bike lane expansion worries small business owners along Mass. Ave. as city pares street parking. CAMBRIDGE — Daniel Spirer is a self-proclaimed “Porter Square institution.” He crafts gemstone rings and keshi pearl necklaces inside a brick storefront on Massachusetts Avenue. ...
Cambridge Day 04/26/2022
Porter Square will get ‘quick-build’ bike lanes after idea to add it to larger project is defeated. An attempt to delay the “quick build” of bike lanes through Porter Square by up to four years failed Monday on a City
Cambridge bike lane construction causes conflict. The bike lanes were expected to be constructed in accordance with a cycling safety ordinance passed two years ago, but local outcry is causing the City Council to reconsider.
Cambridge Day 03/02/2022
I love Wordle, but not the way it, and facts, have been twisted (“Wordle this: Roads that allow space for bikes and buses are safer,” Feb. 25). Here are the facts: Dozens of businesses have already reported to the City Council losses of revenue of ranging from 20 percent to 60 percent or more....
Cambridge Day 1/28/2022
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Slow Times at Fast Phil’s after North Cambridge bike and bus lanes go in. Cynthia (Cindy) Hughes and Philip Soccorso, friends for decades and experienced barbers,
Wicked Local 11/17/2021
'Save Mass Ave' pushes back on bike lanes planned for Cambridge’s largest thoroughfare. A group of Cambridge residents is pushing back against a bike lane project along the full length of Mass Ave from MIT to Arlington,