Many residents are being driven out of Cambridge by ever-increasing rents and housing prices. Between 2009 and 2012, the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment jumped 23% to reach $2445. The vacancy rate for apartments hovers around one percent.  Click here to learn more.

Upzoning & Development

Cambridge is facing a tsunami of development, if developers convince the City Council to make major changes in the zoning law.  18.7 million square feet of new office, lab, and housing space is proposed for the next 20 years. 12 million square feet is already permitted and more is in the pipeline.  Click here to learn more.

Traffic and Transit

Cambridge streets will be increasingly clogged with traffic and its public transit system overwhelmed, if massive citywide development goes forward as now envisioned.  Click here to learn more.

Open Space

We prize the Charles River and Riverside, Cambridge Common, Danehy Park, and Fresh Pond.  However, the unfortunate reality is that green space, tree shade, and open skies are in short supply in many areas of Cambridge.  Click here to learn more.

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