Bike To Work Day: Mayor announces expanded Cyclovía program for 2013
Last September, Providence had it’s first Cyclovía on Broad Street. At this morning’s Bike To Work Day, the Mayor announced an expanded list of Cyclovías in Providence for 2013.
City to hold three Cyclovías this summer
Speaking at this morning’s Bike to Work Day community celebration, Mayor Angel Taveras announced the city will host an expanded schedule of Providence Cyclovía events this summer.
“Cyclovía Providence will provide an opportunity for residents from every corner of the city to come together, exercise, have fun and enjoy all that Providence has to offer,” said Mayor Taveras.
Cyclovía is an international phenomenon that reportedly began in Bogotá, Colombia and has spread to cities across the globe, including New York City, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Cambridge, MA.
Project for Public Spaces, a nonprofit planning organization, has described Cyclovía as a large-scale community building exercise that facilitates social interaction and activity between people of all ages, incomes, occupations, religions and races.
The City held its first Cyclovía in September 2012 on Broad Street. The 2013 Cyclovías will be expanded to the following dates and locations:
- Sunday, June 30 – Broad St. in Elmwood (between Thurbers Ave. and Prairie Ave.)
- Sunday, July 28 – Valley St. in Olneyville (between San Souci Dr. and Atwells Ave.)
- Saturday, September 14 – Hope St. in the East Side (between Lippitt Park and Rochambeau Ave.)