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Warwick Intermodal Bike and Pedestrian Access


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PRESS RELEASE
WARWICK INTERMODAL TRAIN AND BIKE ACCESS
Greenwich Bay Watershed Group
401 738-4347 FAX 401 679-0033

March 8, 2010

The Greenwich Bay Watershed Group is announcing an initiative to jump-start a safe bike and pedestrian pathway to the Warwick Intermodal Train Station. The path would connect to the existing Cranston-to-Coventry bike path.

With the economy turning sour, residents in our watershed are hard-pressed to find jobs locally. In increasing numbers they are becoming commuters to seek and find work in Boston, as well as in Connecticut shoreline areas. For them and us, the Intermodal should be a lifeline to badly needed jobs. It is a facility that can help make Warwick work.

With energy prices again on the rise, and mounting concerns about carbon footprints and global warming, commuters are turning to bikes and walking as modes of transport to train stations, buses, and job sites. Conveniently, the Warwick Intermodal Train Station is located just a couple of miles from the existing Washington Secondary Bike Path. But the challenges that cyclists and walkers face are significant, especially along a short stretch of Greenwich Avenue.

We are scheduling neighborhood meetings to discuss the development of this bike path link and how neighborhoods in the area can hook into this new bike path to the Intermodal.

CONTACT:
Richard Langseth
Executive Director
Greenwich Bay Watershed Group
170 Budlong Farm Road
Warwick, RI 02886
401 738-4347

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2 Responses to Warwick Intermodal Bike and Pedestrian Access

  1. Matthew Coolidge March 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Any idea what route this would take to connect?

  2. P Boyce March 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    There is the study for the for the Pawtuxet River Walkway, Pare Engineering did it in 2007.
    Here is a link from the RIDOT webpage:
    http://www.dot.ri.gov/documents/bikeri/studies/Final_Pawtuxet_Report.pdf
    It would connect to the Washington Secondary with a bridge/Tunnel over Route 2, connecting the malls under 295, and ends by Ski Market. There is also an map of future connection following Metro Center and Kilvert St to End at the inter-modal Station.

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