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Elorza updates street sweeping plans

In Roads by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Photo from Mayor Elorza’s Facebook page Mayor Elorza held a press conference this morning to provide an update on the street sweeping schedule. I asked on Twitter about prohibiting parking during scheduled street sweeping. .@Jorge_Elorza Can street sweeping include parking restrictions? My street got swept but not because of parked cars. — Gr. City Providence (@gcpvd) May 4, 2015 I …

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Traffic changes coming to Exchange Terrace

In RIPTA, Roads by Greater City Providence12 Comments

The City of Providence today announced upcoming changes to the traffic pattern on Exchange Terrace. Beginning Monday morning, December 22, Exchange Terrace (East Approach to Exchange Street) will be changed to accommodate 2-way traffic. The remainder of Exchange Terrace will allow two-way traffic later in 2015 when improvements to Emmitt Square are completed.

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RIDOT receives grant to combat distracted driving

In Roads, Transportation by Greater City Providence6 Comments

Photo (cc) Bossi The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it is one of only seven states to receive a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) incentive grant designed to combat distracted driving. The $459,000 grant is part of NHTSA’s National Priority Safety Program. “Rhode Island continues to lead the way in proactively addressing highway safety programs,” …

I rebuilt North Main Street for you

In Bicycles, Pedestrians, Roads, Transportation by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

I rebuilt North Main Street and you can rebuilt it and other roads too. Streetmix is a new online app that let’s you custom build your own street with streetcars, bus lanes, bike lanes, and more. I made a quick measurement on Google Maps to figure out that North Main is about 94′ wide and filled in my infrastructure from …

Curb extensions being installed on Atwells

In Pedestrians, Roads by Jef Nickerson13 Comments

Atwells Avenue at Sutton Street. It has been nearly three years since City Councilman Terry Hassett was struck and severely injured by a hit and run driver on Atwells Avenue; one in a long line of pedestrian injuries and fatalities on the Avenue. Now, we are finally seeing some action on building pedestrian safety interventions. After the Councilman was struck, …

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Kennedy Plaza/Circulator Phase 3 Informational Meeting – July 10, 2013

In Downcity, Parking, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Roads by Greater City Providence1 Comment

The City will be having an informational meeting about proposed enhancements and reconfiguration of the Kennedy Plaza area as well as details about Phase 3 of the Downtown Circulator project. The Circulator project includes reconstruction of LaSalle and Emmet Squares, Fountain Street, Broadway, part of Dorrance Street, and Exchange Terrace. [box]Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • 5pm-6pm 444 Westminster Street, 1st …