Though the Fogarty Building’s destruction has been contemplated many times over the last several years ...
Peregrine Group LLC and city officials expect to announce Tuesday a proposal for a commercial ...
Wexford Science & Technology and CV Properties LLC presented their plans for a mixed-use residential, ...
Renderings and plans of the Providence Homewood Suites extended stay hotel proposed for Parcel 12, ...
Rhode Works says nothing about any transit goals, RIPTA operating deficits, overcrowded buses, the bus ...
WaterFire describes itself as:
…an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
View the complete 2015 WaterFire schedule.
Planetizen The Case Against Jaywalking Laws, Part 2
Some months ago, I wrote that laws against so-called “jaywalking” (that is, crossing in places other than crosswalks or where traffic lights encourage pedestrians to cross) fail to promote safety, because traffic lights are inadequate guides to safety. When crossing midblock, a pedestrian need only watch out for traffic coming in one direction—right toward her. By contrast, when crossing at a light, a pedestrian may be in less danger from cars coming straight at him, but may be attacked by cars making left and right turns. Moreover, it is not at all clear that jaywalking is a major cause of pedestrian fatalities; although most crashes do occur outside intersections, these crashes often occur in places where there is no easily available crosswalk. According to traffic writer Tom Vanderbilt, “While jaywalking is often cited as a cause of pedestrian accidents, less than 20 percent of fatalities occurred where a pedestrian was crossing outside an easily available crosswalk.” And even where a pedestrian is jaywalking, a crash may be caused primarily by driver misconduct.
“Replacing broken windows and doors is an effective deterrent of crime—and a low-cost alternative to demolishing abandoned buildings,” MacDonald said. “During a time when big cities like Philadelphia are looking to tackle issues of crime and violence, this study points to a potentially effective tactic for municipalities to continue or implement in helping make their neighborhoods safer and ultimately improving health outcomes.”
Prior research suggests that vacant and abandoned places have a significant and negative impact on community health and safety. The “broken windows” theory proposes that abandonment sends a signal to would-be offenders that committing crimes is acceptable and will likely go unchallenged or unseen. A sister study of abandoned land, not buildings, conducted by Branas, MacDonald and others in 2011 found an association between greening remediation of vacant lots and reduced risks of neighborhood violence, stress, and sedentary behavior. Other studies have found associations between boarded-up buildings and drug-related deaths and sexually transmitted diseases.
Continue Reading →
Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday night following a crash in Dartmouth.
According to police on scene, a car struck a woman at about 7:30 p.m. on Russells Mills Road, in the area of Dartmouth High School.
We have been lucky in Rhode Island recently to have avoided deadly collisions involving bicyclists. That streak has now, tragically, ended. On Friday, Charlie Hawkins of North Providence was hit and killed while crossing a four-lane road in Warwick in the early evening.
Traffic fatalities are not acceptable. Until our state and local governments take responsibility for making our streets safer, this sort of horrific tragedy will continue to happen. Failure to make our streets safer for all road users is unacceptable.
Though the Fogarty Building’s destruction has been contemplated many times over the last several years — Procaccianti took out a demolition permit in 2011 but didn’t use it — the Fogarty Building has had its defenders.
Capital Center Commission meeting – Thursday, July 23rd at 12 noon.
South Street Landing project discussions among other items being reviewed at July 21st City Plan Commission Meeting.
WaterFire will have a full lighting on Saturday, July 18th – Sunset: 8:18 pm
Police say a 78-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car and thrown through a store window in South Kingstown Thursday morning.
WaterFire will have a basin lighting on Tuesday, July 14th – Sunset: 8:20 pm
RIDOT is still discussing merging the RIPTA park and ride at Routes 2 and 102 with the parking facility at Wickford Junction MBTA station, a mile away.
The Kennedy Plaza Beer Garden is back! Starting this Thursday, July 9th and every Thursday through September 10th in Burnside Park.
The Downtown Farmers Market in Kennedy Plaza is back starting today and every Tuesday through the end of October.
Peregrine Group LLC and city officials expect to announce Tuesday a proposal for a commercial and residential development on nearly 11 acres of prime waterfront property along the Seekonk River and bounded by Division, Water and School streets.
The City of Providence is soliciting creative designs for a lighting installation that would activate and enhance the safety and visual appeal of the Eddy Street underpass.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra will provide entertainment during the celebration, which will be followed by a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display. The free concert begins at 7:30pm and the fireworks display is scheduled for 9:15pm. A rain date of July 5, 2015 has been set.
Nordblom Company and Cornish Associates are pleased to announce their joint purchase of the historic Providence Journal Building located at 75 Fountain Street in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island.