Updated: May is bike month

In Bicycles, Events, Recreation, Roads, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge6 Comments

Update: This post previously had links to last year’s events. Sorry about that! (page updated 5/1/12 @ 4pm) Congratulations, you made it through one of the most mild winters on record. If you took advantage of the warmer temps and got out on the bike, good on ya! For the rest of you, if you haven’t been out on your …

The Christmas trees have left Weybosset Street

In Downcity, Roads by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Late last year the City planted trees along Weybosset at PPAC Square. Including a set of little Christmas tree evergreens in the planters along the west side of Weybosset Street. Yesterday, the Christmas trees were out. I’m told they will replanted at Bucklin Park tomorrow during an Earth Day ceremony today as part of an Arbor Day event, yay. New …

New Pawtucket River Bridge northbound span to open tomorrow

In Pawtucket, Roads, Transportation by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

New Pawtucket River Bridge. Photo © RIDOT While still behind schedule, RIDOT announced today that the northbound span of the New Pawtucket River Bridge on Route 95 will open to traffic tomorrow, ending years of trucks over 18 tons being detoured on local streets. Southbound traffic will remain on the old bridge while work continues and the southbound weight limits …

Barry Schiller: On the Draft New 4-Year TIP – Public Hearing April 26

In Metro Transit Study, Reader Submissions, RIPTA, Roads, Transportation by Guest Post9 Comments

Underneath the Providence Viaduct. Photo © RIDOT Barry Schiller, a retired Rhode Island College math professor, is a long-time member of the State Planning Council’s Transportation Advisory Committee. He also was on the RIPTA Board of Directors 1995-1999. The draft 2013-2016 RI Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a plan to spend about $1.1 billion, has been released by Statewide Planning. In …

Video: Freedom of the American Road, 1955

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Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway system in 1956, this film the story of road building in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle, Boston, and Missouri.

Downcity Paving

In Downcity, Roads by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Phase 2 of the “Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements” project gets closer to completion as blacktop is laid on Downcity streets.