Greater City Providence

RIPTA Time Lapse Video of Kennedy Plaza

Kennedy Plaza Time Lapse Video: This time lapse video of Kennedy Plaza was taken from a window in City Hall on November 1, 2012. It shows activity in the Plaza from 3:00 to 5:30 PM, condensed to fit within a two and a half minute video.

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.


  • […] Here is a time-lapse video of Kennedy Plaza that shows buses and riders entering and leaving the plaza through one cycle of, it appears, half a day, ending at 5:30 in the evening in November 2012. To me it demonstrates how well used the plaza is, and how effective it is for bus riders. The city has attempted to convince the public that the plaza is inadequate. Maybe this video can be used to suggest that, as appears to be the hope of City Hall, but to me it suggests the reverse. It might have been more instructive if it had been shot from a window in the court house at the other end of the plaza, rather than from City Hall. After all, it is the crowding of the bus stops and of the buses themselves that is at issue, and most of that takes place beyond the intermodal center that dominates the image. […]

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