Sidewalk rant: Reader submitted edition

In Pedestrians, Reader Submissions, Snow by Guest PostLeave a Comment

Mid-90s vintage Providence photo by Jef Nickerson Bob Vennerbeck wrote to us to share his vintage 1993 sidewalk rant. Actually it’s more of a short story. Bob sent this to the Journal back on February 22, 1993; unfortunately the Journal never ran the piece, but we are. Providence at it’s Best and Worst, or “Buddy, can you spare a shovel?” …

Sidewalk rant: Day 3, too little too late edition

In Pedestrians, Snow, Weather by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

This morning city workers were throwing a sand and salt mix on top of the 10 inches of ice on the Atwells Avenue overpass sidewalks. Seriously? Many sidewalks Downcity were dry this morning, the Hilton and the Dunk among them. The Westin gets a demerit for having ice on the sidewalks outside the Residences. The city has cleared the snow …

Washington Bridge bike/pedestrian path to re-open soon?

In Bicycles, Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson Buried in a ProJo article about the new Iway ramp opening is this little nugget. In the coming weeks, the narrow catwalk on the [Washington] bridge, which connected India Point Park to the East Bay Bike Path, will reopen. This was a favorite route of runners, cyclists and pedestrians heading between East Providence and the East …

Los Scramb-geles

In Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Back in August I posted about pedestrian scrambles. A pedestrian scramble is an intersection where all the lights turn red and pedestrians are allowed to cross in all directions, including diagonally. Now, StreetFilms shows us pedestrian scrambles going back into action in L.A.