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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – November 15, 2017

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of October 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) “Dean Street/Pleasant Valley Parkway/Oakland Street Corridor Discussion” – Federal Hill, Smith Hill, Valley, Elmhurst – Wards 12 and 13 (For Discussion) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding possible bicycle and pedestrian improvements to the corridor between Atwells Avenue and Eaton Street known as Dean Street, Pleasant …

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CNNtech: How Seattle morphed from bikeshare failure to industry leader in five months

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Cyclists riding on a cycletrack in Downtown Seattle. Photo Seattle Department of Transportation Fewer than five months ago, Seattle shut down its struggling municipal bikeshare system that had been propped up with taxpayer dollars. But in the last month, three innovative bikeshare companies have launched in the city, quickly eclipsing the past failure. There are more bikes available, and more …

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WPRI: Bike-share service coming to Providence

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Image from Social Bicycles’ blog City Councilman Bryan Principe, who represents Ward 13, will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s council meeting that would authorize the Elorza administration to enter into a five-year $400,000 contract with Social Bicycles, a well-known company that will oversee the “implementation, management, and operation” of the bike-share service. […] The bikes will be located at 40 …

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Mayor Elorza vetos City Council Resolution regarding bike lanes

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Mayor Elorza speaking at ribbon-cutting of Fountain Street bike lane in November 2016 Last week the Providence City Council passed a Resolution calling for, “full traffic impact and economic impact studies prior to deciding whether to construct new bicycle lanes.” Bicycle and transportation advocates, along with the Mayor and at least 5 members of the Council hold that these studies …

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – July 19, 2017

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of June 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) “Olney Street Improvements” – College Hill, Mount Hope – Wards 2 and 3 (For Action) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding preliminary design plans to restripe Olney Street to include bike lanes. In addition to normal BPAC discussion, this will serve as a public hearing regarding …

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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – June 21, 2017

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of February 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Approval of May 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Nomination of Commission Chair (For Action) “Fountain Street Bike Lane Improvements” – Downtown – Ward 1 (For Action) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding potential improvements to the separated bike lane on Fountain Street. Staff will present recommendations …

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Bike Month 2017

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Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in 1956, this day is a time to try out commuting to work by bike, even if that’s not something you’d normally do.

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – November 16, 2016

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of October Meeting Minutes (For Action) Recommendations for improving Tobey, Ridge, Swiss, and Knight streets north of Broadway– Federal Hill – Ward 13 (For Action) – The BPAC will review their previous recommendations made as part of the discussion of this project at the October 2016 BPAC meeting and issue a set of formal recommendations to …

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – April 20, 2016

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Agenda Roll Call Impact of Executive Order on BPAC membership and BPAC Project Review Process (For Discussion) Approval of March Meeting Minutes (For Action) City of Providence Vulnerable Road User Safety Action Plan – Overview and Status Update (For Discussion) Bike Plan Update – Status Update (For Discussion) Fountain Street Repaving and Restriping – Downtown (For Action) The City of …