Greater City Providence

Elmwood Ave Repaving Meeting (04/07)

Update: Meeting has been postponed due to an electrical problem at the library.

Via Bike Providence

When: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Knight Memorial Library Auditorium (downstairs), 275 Elmwood Avenue

As many of you know, Community Works Rhode Island, our elected officials and other community partners have been working with RIDOT to make sure that the changes coming to Elmwood Avenue reflect the needs expressed by neighborhood residents and others. Through meeting with neighbors, we know that those needs are:

  • Pedestrian, bike and car safety
  • An improved environment for all using the street
  • Better access to Roger Williams Park
  • Returning Elmwood Ave to a beautiful neighborhood avenue rather than a car-dominated “combat zone”

We have been working with L+A Landscape Architects to produce designs reflecting what the community wants Elmwood Avenue to become. These designs will be presented to RIDOT in the next few weeks. We have presented the designs to a number of you already, but want to get more community input before creating final recommendations to deliver to RIDOT. Please come give your comments on the proposed changes and add your perspective on what needs to happen to make Elmwood Avenue the street it could be!

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.


  • There is some electrical problem at the Knight Memorial Library Auditorium. Tonights meeting has been canceled and will be reschedualed for some future date.

  • Oh, that’s good because I completely forgot about this, and I wanted to go.

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