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The Providence Pot Holes Project

A group of Providence cyclists have created a public map to document pot holes around the city. Visit the map page to add your own pot holes to the map.


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13 Responses to The Providence Pot Holes Project

  1. Matt Moritz February 8, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    great effort, but is anyone calling it in/reporting them to the public works? Given all of the conversations I’ve heard recently about pot holes, I haven’t heard a single person say they’ve reported them, and I have no faith that public works is out inspecting the roads and using the 40+ degree day to quick patch the worst ones.

  2. Jef Nickerson February 8, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    For whatever it is worth, I tweeted a link of this post to the Mayor (or whoever reads the Mayor’s Twitter). I do not know if the people who designed the map have made any other powers that be aware of it.

  3. Randy Shapiro February 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Matt I was out riding yesterday and I saw workers driving around and filling in potholes.

  4. Dan February 9, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Like unshoveled sidwalks, there is a link to reporting potholes in ProvConnex.

    http://cityof.providenceri.com/provconnex/service-request?SRTID=210

    Jef…maybe you can split the graphic at the top of the page to inlclude potholes.

  5. Jef Nickerson February 9, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Yes, the link in the sidebar goes to the “Streets & Sidewalks” reporting, so I can re-do the graphic for both. I’ll do it later this evening.

  6. Jef Nickerson February 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Ward 13 Councilor Bryan Principe posted this photo on his Facebook page of crews filling potholes on Broadway:

  7. Tom February 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    I saw one of these in action in Montreal two weeks ago:
    http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=08256cd0-bdbd-49c6-9897-89af46ae7580&k=13323

    \”What one Roadpatcher can do with one operator requires the time of five city workers.\”

    If you read further, we could also use city workers who are willing to work 104 hrs in a week.

  8. Tom February 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    PS then the other four workers could be out shoveling!

  9. Jef Nickerson February 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    The Potholes Project gets a URL and a mention in PBN.

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    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Nick, Streetsblog Network. Streetsblog Network said: The Providence Pothole Project lets local residents map the city's worst wheelbenders http://bit.ly/dLG46E via @gcpvd [...]

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  3. Providence Pothole Project - Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition - February 9, 2011

    [...] Greater City: Providence linked to The Providence Pot Holes Project, a local resource to record the worst potholes, road heaves and related dangers that have cropped up this winter.  According to the GC:PVD posting, created by local cyclists, though I’ve been unable to confirm that.  I’ve added a few of mine and see some familiar names.   Hopefully the Mayor’s office and Public Works see this and can use it to respond to these dangerous conditions on our next warm days.  Having reported pot holes to Public Works by phone, I hope that the new mayor can successfully get technology deployed for information like this or SeeClickFix to the right departments. [...]

  4. Bike Commute Report – Day 1 — Greater City: Providence - March 20, 2011

    [...] start (for me) to the bike-commuting season. As you might expect, the roads are in tough shape. The potholes and sand made for a pretty tricky ride. At minimum, half the width of all the bike lanes along my [...]

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