We had a fun opportunity to see Inman Square from up high a few weeks ago. Here are some of our photos:
Inman Square in Cambridge. The Inman Square Fire House – or Cambridge Fire Department Station 5 – is on the left. Central Square is up ahead.
Looking down Hampshire Street from Inman Square. You can see a few birds made our photo, as did a driver in the bike lane. Not where he is supposed to be. Drivers, please stay out of the bike lane!
A truck crosses the intersection at Inman Square. You can see the truck is large enough to almost cover two lanes. If you are driving, give trucks extra room in Cambridge. If you are walking or cycling, try to make eye contact with truck drivers when you are stopped at intersections. If they can see you, they are less likely to hit you.
Up high over Inman Square in Cambridge.
Looking over Inman Square toward the City of Boston.
Directly over the intersection of Hampshire and Cambridge streets.
The City of Cambridge has worked to improve safety for cyclists in Inman Square, recently adding new separated bike lanes on both sides of Cambridge Street, from Inman Square to Quincy Street, which approaches Harvard Square. This is .7 miles of new bike lanes with paint, flex posts and other temporary materials to help cyclists stand out. And the new lanes pass Cambridge Rindge & Latin, which serves more than 1,900 high school students. Last fall, the city also banned drivers from making certain left turns in Inman Square, after many years of bike crashes followed by a fatal bike accident last June.