The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission recently sent a letter to Mayor Elorza advising that our city phase out use of pedestrian crossing push buttons (aka beg buttons) citywide, with a special focus on school zones, commercial districts, and the areas around recreation centers.
Traffic fatalities are not acceptable. Until our state and local governments take responsibility for making our streets safer, this sort of horrific tragedy will continue to happen. Failure to make our streets safer for all road users is unacceptable.
Police say a 78-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car and thrown through a store window in South Kingstown Thursday morning.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is now “reevaluating” the bridge project, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. said in a statement in response to questions from The Providence Journal.
The Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will be meeting June 17, 2015 at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street, First Floor.
Capital Center Commission to continue to review safety improvements to Francis Street at their May 19th Design Review Committee meeting.
Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – April 15, 2015 – 4:45pm – 444 Westminster Street, First Floor
Committees of the Rhode Island General Assembly House and Senate will consider bills this Wednesday, March 25th, to mandate that RIDOT remove snow from roads and sidewalk under their control, including overpasses in Providence.
A Cranston woman was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car that slid down an icy hill.
Two people were struck on the Point Street Bridge in Providence and two more were struck in separate incidents on Newport Avenue in Pawtucket.
Obviously not everyone in a wheelchair is able to get out and shovel, but Mr Hughes’ determination makes the lame excuses of everyone else sound even lamer.
So, what about the economic impact? Should a city and state that claims to want to attract millennials who seek walkable transit-oriented small cities look like this?
Introduced by Ward 13 Council member Bryan Principe, the ordinance change would allow the Department of Public Works to clear un-passable sidewalks and then bill the abutting land owners for the cost of the work. It would also allow the city to levy a fine for each day a sidewalk remains unshoveled, instead of only a one-time charge.
Karen McHugh, a 51-year-old Seekonk resident was struck and killed by a hit & run driver on Friday night as she was walking along the road near her home.
PUBLIC FORUM – How can the City of Providence improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and culture?
The Mayor is saying that he is going to enforce sidewalk snow removal regulations, including fining property owners who are out of compliance. We’ve created a hashtag on Twitter for people to share their photos: #PVDsidewalks.
Providence Downtown Improvement District clean + safe team (aka the Yellow Jackets) clearing sidewalks downtown. Thanks guys!
Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – January 21, 2015, 4:30 PM – 444 Westminster Street, First Floor