Monday, June 24, 2024

The City of Cambridge seeks volunteers to serve on a Grand Junction Design Working Group to help guide the design of the Grand Junction Multi-Use Path between the Charles River at the Boston University Bridge and the Cambridge-Somerville city line. The group will advise City Manager Louis A. DePasquale and his staff on key issues related to the planning and design for the project.

The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 31.

Members will be expected to meet approximately monthly during the conceptual design phase of this project in 2019. The group will work with city staff and a consultant team to provide input into the development and assessment of conceptual design options for the path along the Grand Junction right of way in Cambridge between the Charles River and Medford and Gore streets in Somerville.

Once a final conceptual design is developed and interagency buy-in is accomplished, the group will have a lesser intensity of involvement as the conceptual design is brought to 100 percent design. There is funding for the construction of a significant portion of the path in Cambridge, and the design will be developed into phased construction packages. Regional connections and possible future transit service will be an important consideration of the design of the path in Cambridge, but will not be the primary focus of this group.

The group will consist of 15-20 members, including residents, businesses, property owners, institutions, standing city committees and other interested parties.

Individuals with interest in the Grand Junction corridor, the neighborhoods along the corridor, and experience or expertise in relevant topics – transportation, accessibility, urban design and placemaking and landscape architecture – and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse viewpoints are encouraged to apply. Meetings of the group will be open to the public.

For information, call city transportation planner Tegin Teich at (617) 349-4615 or send email to [email protected].

People interested in being considered should apply by using the city’s online application system at with a cover letter and résumé or summary of applicable experience. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave.