REBOOT: Olneyville Square

In 6/10, Reboot, Transportation by Jef Nickerson25 Comments

Click image to enlarge [box style=”red”]REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on GC:PVD where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either way, we hope they …

REBOOT: College Hill Transit Sub-Hub Part 2

In Metro Transit Study, Reboot, Transportation by Jef Nickerson17 Comments

Tunnel portal at Thayer Street. Photo by Jef Nickerson. REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on GC:PVD where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either …

REBOOT: College Hill Transit Sub-Hub

In Metro Transit Study, Reboot, Transportation by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on GC:PVD where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either way, we hope they generate interest and discussion. One …

REBOOT: Blackstone Boulevard?

In Reader Submissions, Reboot, Transportation by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

View Larger Map In response to Matt’s post about Livable Streets and the livablestreets.com street redesign contest a reader submitted this idea: What is now the southbound side of Blackstone Blvd becomes 2-way. 1 northbound lane, 1 southbound lane and a parking lane on the southbound side. Plenty of crosswalks. Might need a northbound left turn lane at Rochambeau. The …

Road Diet: Thomas Street

In Reboot, Roads by Jef Nickerson11 Comments

Thomas Street A Road Diet is when the overall width, lane width, or number of lanes on a road is reduced. The goal of the Road Diet is to reduce the speed of traffic and improve safety and or capacity for pedestrians and cyclists. There are many streets in Providence that need to go on diets, and we will profile …

REBOOT: East Side Rail Tunnel (Part I)

In Reboot, Transportation by Jef Nickerson19 Comments

Click image to enlarge REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on Greater City Providence where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either way, we hope …

REBOOT: Dean Street Interchange and Viaduct

In Reboot by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Click image to enlarge [box style=”red”]REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on GC:PVD where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either way, we hope they …