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Transportation

Harvard affiliates have access to an interconnected, multi-modal, transportation system that connects the Cambridge and Allston nodes of campus.

Construction Update:

In order to complete the North Allston Storm Drain Extension Project (NASDEP) preparatory work, Rotterdam Street will be closed to vehicles beginning Monday, February 8 at 7:00 a.m. This closure will be in effect until the end of April/early May 2021.

Once Rotterdam Street is closed to vehicles on February 8:

  • There will be no through access for vehicles via Rotterdam Street to either Western Ave or Cambridge Street. Police details and variable message boards will be in place to provide guidance.  
  • Windom Street will be closed to all but local vehicular traffic. All other vehicles on Cambridge Street seeking access to Western Ave will be directed via signage to N. Harvard Street.   
  • Bicycles and pedestrians will be accommodated down Rotterdam (see the orange dotted line on the map) and signage and police details will help them safely navigate around the work area.
  • 28 Travis Street and 92 Seattle Street will be accessible from Western Ave via Academic Way South.
  • Hague Street will be open to construction vehicles and those needing access to 114 Western Ave and the parking lot at 2 Hague Street (SORO Lot).  Both the 114 Western Ave and 2 Hague (SORO) parking lots will be fully accessible.
  • Please download the map for visual details.

Specific to SEAS:

  • Deliveries to the SEC Loading Dock will arrive via Academic Way South to Science Drive. They will exit the area via Science Drive to Academic Way South back to Western Ave.
  • There will be appropriate wayfinding signage in place directing drivers to the SEC loading dock.
  • It will be ensured that there is enough space for trucks to pull forward into the construction zone, so that they can back down loading dock ramp.
  • As noted above, access to the 114 Western Ave parking lot is not impacted during this work.
  • Pedestrians leaving the 2 Hague Street (SORO) parking lot can access the SEC via Stadium Road.
  • The Harvard shuttles will start regularly running in fall 2021 and this project should be completed by the end of April/early May.

 

COVID-19 Update: Parking, shuttle service, and bike parking have changed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the individual transportation page for specific details.

cross-campus transportation map

See a larger view of the transportation map.

Transportation options include Harvard’s shuttle and van service and MBTA buses. There are also provisions for pedestrians and bicycles, and those who arrive by car, Harvard parking.

The University is closely monitoring the evolving legal and regulatory landscape governing shared electric scooter services in Cambridge and Boston. Personal scooter owners can utilize area bike parking; scooters will not be permitted inside the Science and Engineering Complex.

Transit Tracking

New digital transit screens with real-time transportation information – including Harvard shuttles, MBTA buses, and BlueBikes – will be installed in the Science and Engineering Complex atrium and in the lobby of 114 Western Avenue.

Real-time tracking for Harvard shuttles is available at shuttle.harvard.edu and will be integrated into the new Harvard University campus map.

More Information

Up-to-date transportation information is always available at transportation.harvard.edu.

Members of the Harvard community who need assistance with commute planning can visit http://www.transportation.harvard.edu/commuterchoice/commute-planning.