Google Maps Adds Walking Directions!

In Transportationby Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

View Larger Map I spotted this post on Lifehacker this morning and immediately had to give it a shot. Sure enough, Google Maps now lets you find walking directions. I also noticed that when using GMaps to give you directions using public transit, the portion of your journey that may include a walk now has turn-by-turn walking directions instead of …

Providence Community Boating Renaissance Regatta

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The Providence Community Boating Center at India Point Park has announced its 2008 Renaissance Regatta Event. It will be held Thursday, July 24, 2008. From the CBC website: Our annual Renaissance Regatta is a perfect opportunity to help a great Ocean State cause. Sponsors provide a team of employee-sailors (or sponsor a proxy team) to sail in a series of …

Biking Beyond Recreation

In Environment, Transportationby Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

Photo credit: Alex Jarrett from the Pedal People website On the heels of the success of Bike To Work Day, the formation of the Providence Bicycle Coalition, and the recent news about Providence’s initiative to add bike lanes and signage to the city, this is a perfect time to dream a little bigger. Last week I went to visit some …

RI Nexus others host “Concentric” Thurs., May 8, 2008

In Arts, Technologyby Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

RI Nexus announces Concentric tomorrow night at the Wild Colonial Tavern. We’re cross-pollinating social networks in a way that only Rhode Island can. The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), The American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIGA Rhode Island, plus the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU ), plus Providence Geeks and RI Nexus are having a casual gathering at the …

Google Transit Rhode Island!

In Transportationby Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

View Larger Map We asked for it, and we got it! As Daily Dose reported last night, Google Transit now includes the state of Rhode Island. This means that now whenever you use Google Maps to find directions in Rhody, you now have a link in the upper left corner that says Directions: Drive There – Take Public Transit. It …

Providence Kickball League Signups

In Eventsby Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

photo credit: stock.xchng The Providence Kickball League is getting ready for the 2008 season. If you’re interested in joining the fun, or you’re ready to get your team back on the roster, come by AS220 on May 10th at 4:30pm-6:00pm. From the PKL website: Required for Sign-ups Team Manifesto: This is easy. Most of you should expect this by now. …

Put PC on the map

In Colleges/Universitiesby Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

I live in the Elmhurst neighborhood about a block from Providence College. PC is a very nice school, and I’ve had many friends graduate from there and tell me how nice it was to live in Providence. It’s a lovely school, and offers its students enough amenities that they don’t have to leave the campus if they don’t want to. …

Elmhurst Neighborhood Cleanup

In Eventsby Matthew Coolidge4 Comments

Friends of Elmhurst, a neighborhood organization, will be discussing a neighborhood cleanup event to be held in March. The group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm at 700 Capitol Ridge off of Smith Street.

Google Transit and RIPTA

In Transportationby Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

Google Transit Seattle I often hear people say they would like to use public transit more often, but understanding all the schedules and routes is cumbersome and time consuming. If you rely on public transit every day, you are obligated to learn the system, but if you are just a casual user and want to include public transit as one …

Elmhurst Charrette

In Governmentby Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

I received a postcard in the mail last week reminding me that the Providence Tomorrow Neighborhood Charrette for Elmhurst and Mt. Pleasant, my neighborhood, was this week. That’s right, February 25-27 at Triggs Memorial Golf Course. If you were wondering, here’s what you missed today: Neighborhood Character 9-11am Commercial Corridors 11:30am-1:30pm Infrastructure 2-4pm Livable Neighborhoods 6-9pm I arrived around 7:30 …