Seeking an apartment with bike storage? Proto offers that and more
Check any ranking of bike-friendly cities, and Cambridge ranks near — if not at — the top.
What can make living here even better? An apartment with bike storage, of course.
Forget lugging your bike into your apartment or letting it sit outside in the rain, Proto in Kendall Square features not only a convenient space to tuck away your bike, but also onsite repair and tuning. Always looking to make life easier on the avid cyclers among us — and in Cambridge, there are many — Proto has partnered with a local bike shop to offer easy-access services to our residents.
Proto takes you within 12 minutes by bike to Harvard University and a mere 2 minutes to MIT. Neighborhood startups, tech giants (Google, Biogen, etc.), coffee shops, bars, and restaurants are equally accessible.
Consider the following facts about biking in Cambridge that make an apartment with bike storage such a coveted option:
A near-perfect Bike Score
Ninety-six out of 100. It can hardly get any better to ride a bike in a city. The top score lands Cambridge in the “Biker’s Paradise” category, which means the daily commute and local errands can be accomplished easily on a bike.
Top-ranked among best bike cities
When Bicycling magazine released its Best Bike Cities in America ranking last fall, Cambridge came in 10th, beaten only by powerhouses like Seattle, San Francisco, and Chicago. Bicycling looked at factors such as safety, accessibility, energy — the political climate regarding bikes, and culture — shops, routes, and attributes that make each city a great place to ride.
Cara Seiderman, transportation program manager, tells the magazine about Cambridge: “The random cross section of the population that’s out biking — just out doing their own thing on a bike — is really cool.”
City never stops improving
There’s no coincidence Cambridge is top-ranked for bike friendliness. A host of improvements have paid off, such as a protected bike lane on Western Avenue, traffic-calming road engineering, clean air policies, and the introduction of side guards on city vehicles. But Cambridge is not resting on its laurels. With input from thousands of people, the city has adopted the Cambridge Bicycle Plan: Toward a Bikeable Future to develop a network of bikeable streets.
With the official arrival of spring, we bet you’re gearing up for a long season of riding. Proto’s apartments with bike storage will make it all the more convenient.