Location: Cambridge, MA
Client: Mass Bay Transportation Authority
Prime Consultant: WSP
Date Completed: 2019
Central Square Station Accessibility Study
UIL was selected as the urban designer for the Central Square Red Line Station upgrades. This project will add additional elevators and replace escalators to make the station fully accessible. UIL is working closely with a multi-disciplinary design team to position these highly visible elevator and escalator headhouses on the busy sidewalks of Central Square, a major commercial node in the city. Due to constraints within the belowground station, some curb realignment along Massachusetts Avenue was required to accommodate the new elevators, which then impacts parking, bicycle lanes, and bus stops. UIL developed concept plans to illustrate to city officials and the client the options and related impact, allowing them to reach a decision on the preferred design.