Greater City Providence

ProJo collecting “killer pothole” photos


North Main Street at Steeple Street. Photo by Jef Nickerson

Sheila reports this morning on the ProJo’s effort to collect pothole photos.

Potholes are sneaky and dangerous; the worst offer the motorist a choice that isn’t a choice: Crash down into it or swerve into traffic in an adjacent lane. If we know where they are, we can avoid them; if we publish their locations, we can get them fixed.

Go here to view the potholes and upload your own. ProJo staffers review the photos before they go live, as of right now none have been approved yet (though I did just submit the above photo).

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Ah, that pothole is nothing… Most of Cypress Street near the Providence Center on the East Side is waving, buckling, and crumbling… I near expect one of those tripods from “War of the Worlds” to come up through the ground… I’ll have to remember to bring my camera one day…

  • The ones at College and Benefit were filled already.

    There’s an egregious one at Transit and South Main that I need to get a photo of.

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