Cambridge Transportation

August 9, 2023

Students in grades pre-K through 5 who live more than 1 mile from their school, and students in grades 6 through 8 who live more than 1.5 miles from their school, are eligible for specialized transportation. The City of Cambridge provides buses for these students. Students who are eligible for bus service are assigned to the nearest CPS bus stop from their home. The CPS Bus Finder allows you to search for your student's bus stops.

A city's success in moving people and goods without the use of automobiles requires a multidisciplinary approach. The City's Transportation Planning and Development (TPTD) Department utilizes a wide range of tools, including aggressive policies, innovative engineering approaches, and a philosophy that prioritizes pedestrians and bicyclists over vehicles.

The City's pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure is designed to promote walking and bicycling by making it safe, efficient, and attractive. The resulting environment is a model for countless cities and towns.

Traffic signals are programmed to maximize pedestrian level of service (LOS) while minimizing vehicle delay. In addition, the City has implemented strategies that encourage commuters to ride transit and carpool. These include rideshare matching, emergency ride home programs, and employer incentives such as pretax deduction of transit or vanpool fares.

Several commuter rail stations in the City of Cambridge connect to the London Underground system via the Metropolitan Line, and London Stansted Airport is less than an hour's travel time by train. In the future, a new guided busway will provide access to the city center and beyond for those who prefer to avoid congestion on the highways.


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