Over and over we have RIDOT projects in Providence and over and over they are overbuilt for the automobile traffic they handle and over and over the next project cannot accomodate complete streets considerations.
The City Plan Commission meets Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street, First Floor.
The Rt. 6/10 Connector would be best redeveloped as a surface boulevard. The RIDOT proposal for bus lanes is what I call “transit oriented decoration” rather than “transit oriented development” because the bus lanes would remain on a raised or sunken highway, which would mean that meaningful transit service would pass over your wards.
Rhode Works says nothing about any transit goals, RIPTA operating deficits, overcrowded buses, the bus hub money the voters approved, the need for more shelters, bus stop snow removal, speeding up more routes with green light extenders, the Pawtucket train station, the streetcar, or promise even a mile of bike paths.
Capital Center Commission to continue to review safety improvements to Francis Street at their May 19th Design Review Committee meeting.
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 …
Capital Center Commission Design Review Committee Meeting – Tuesday, April 21, 2015 • 8:00am
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building – 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced an aggressive citywide street sweeping program that will begin on Sunday, April 5.
Residents are encouraged to report potholes to the Mayor’s Office by calling 401-421-2489 or through the ProvConnex website and mobile app. Reports help City find areas that need prioritization and inform the prioritization process.
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.
With the $81 million Pawtucket River Bridge replacement project set to conclude within days, state and local officials are planning two big events to celebrate.
Video from the City about roads being repaved in Providence. Visit data.providenceri.com for more details.
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 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 …
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, …
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.
A community in decline, divided by decades of anti-social traffic engineering, is reunited and revitalised by streetscape redesign. Via: Better Cities & Towns
The General Assembly House Judiciary Committee will have hearings on the following bills Tuesday, March 5th: