Capital Center Commission Design Review Committee Meeting – May 19, 2015

In Downcity, Pedestrians, Roads by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

[box]Capital Center Commission Design Review Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 19, 2015 • 8:00am
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903[/box]


  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes – Meetings of January 20, 2015, March 17, 2015 and April 21, 2015
  3. Francis Street & Memorial Boulevard Intersection Safety Improvements
    Continued review of proposed safety improvements.
  4. Adjournment
[box]Agenda [/box]

There’s not really any safety improvements to the Memorial and Francis intersection (which is a pedestrian nightmare). It is basically to further keep people from walking along the side along the Omni and getting killed crossing the ramp traffic. No changes to the roadway to make anything safer.




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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.


  1. I walk to the train station every morning. I take Broadway down to Sabin and then up Francis. I have to cross over Memorial right where I-95 dumps it’s exit ramps. That light is pretty good. And it’s so early in the morning there’s little traffic.

  2. When the street is narrow,
    They say, paint a sharrow!
    But when it’s wide,
    They say, just subside.
    Cars must move fast,
    So you can’t walk past.

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