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Kendall Square Task Force-page-0The first meeting of MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 600 Technology Square (corner of Main and Portland) – 3rd floor in Cambridge. 

MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force process will provide a holistic approach to mobility issues in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge. In recent years, the City of Cambridge, MassDOT, the MBTA, institutions, and private organizations have documented the need for improved mobility in Kendall Square through a series of studies and initiatives. The existing mobility issues and deficiencies identified through these processes, coupled with planned growth in Kendall Square and East Cambridge, has created a need to develop a transportation strategy to address local and regional mobility needs and mitigate potential future impacts.

Over the past decade, Kendall Square has seen dramatic growth. Nearly 1,000 units of housing have been built and occupied since 2010. In addition, nearly five million square feet of development has been recently completed or is in the pipeline. Despite this rapid expansion of new development, the number of automobile trips has declined on major streets, as more commuters chose to travel by public transit, shared ride, bicycle, or on foot. Even with these promising trends in both development and mode shift, stakeholders in Kendall Square and the broader East Cambridge community are concerned that both trends could abate if the transportation system serving Kendall becomes overburdened.

Led by MassDOT, the Kendall Square Mobility Task Force will work over the next year to identify projects and policy initiatives in support of the continued success of Kendall. These projects and initiatives will be technically and financially achievable over the short, medium, and long-term horizons. The Task Force will consider the capacity of connections into and within the Kendall area.

MassDOT will provide additional opportunities to learn more about the Task Force and its work. Please sign up to receive email updates. For all queries and comments related to the Kendall Square Mobility Task Force, please contact: Matthew Ciborowski Kendall Square Task Force Project Manager, (857) 368-9800 tty: (857) 368-0655

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