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The City of Provience also has this CodeRed app they are pushing, but I couldn’t get it to work properly on my phone, YMMV.[/alert]

Also, shovel your sidewalks!

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.


  • “Also, shovel your sidewalks!” Because if you don’t, nobody will, because RIDOT and DPW don’t care about pedestrians!

    Remember: cars matter, you don’t. That’s why snow plowed off of the street always ends up piled onto the sidewalks, why every single year we have to have this ridiculous conversation about why it’s the property owner’s responsibility to clear a public way, and why every single time I point this out and suggest that sidewalks be cleared by the appropriate city or state agencies in concert with road clearing I get met with hand-wringing and pearl-clutching about oh gosh that would be so expensive however are we to pay for that??

    It’s because pedestrians don’t matter. That’s why we have fines and shaming of property owners who failed to do the city’s job for it, and also why those fines and shaming never seem to result in the sidewalk actually getting cleared.

  • Saw this:

    A city ordinance that dates back to 1914 says all property owners must shovel their sidewalks within eight hours of the final snowfall, or else face a fine of $25 to $500.

    The city’s Ordinance Committee approved an amendment this week that would allow crews to clear all sidewalks that aren’t being cared for, then bill those property owners.

  • What good is a site that’s outdated? Seriously, we have a major storm and you look at this site and we are reading about January and February storms!

Providence, RI
Mostly Cloudy
5:10 am8:22 pm EDT
Feels like: 75°F
Wind: 9mph S
Humidity: 80%
Pressure: 29.83"Hg
UV index: 1
79°F / 52°F
75°F / 57°F
79°F / 64°F