Friday, June 14, 2024

These are just some of the municipal meetings and civic events for the coming week. More are on the City Calendar and in the city’s Open Meetings Portal.

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A bike lane on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge in May 2021. (Photo: Marc Levy)

Cycling Safety Ordinance impact

Cycling Safety Ordinance economic impact study information session, 5 to 6 p.m. Monday. Staff from the city and Volpe National Transportation Systems, a city consultant, will talk through methodology and data for a study on the effects on installing protected bike lanes on Cambridge streets – which can force the removal of some parking spots used by businesses, seniors and others. A related City Council committee hearing follows Thursday. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Affordable homes on Mass. Ave.

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be an advisory design review for the historic building at 1627 Massachusetts Ave., which Lesley University sold to Homeowners Rehabilitation Inc., a nonprofit builder of affordable housing. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Alewife neighborhood zoning

Ordinance Committee, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. This committee run by city councillors Marc McGovern and Quinton Zondervan talks about zoning for a proposed Alewife Overlay District written by a working group over the past year to determine how an entire neighborhood of new buildings and public spaces develops. The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Televised and watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


More about effects from the CSO

Economic Development & University Relations Committee, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday. This committee run by city councillor Paul Toner gives an update on a study of the economic impact of adding protected bike lanes to streets under the city’s Cycling Safety Ordinance. It follows a related meeting Monday. The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Televised and watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.