The pair said it became apparent last year by the many pedestrians forced to dodge traffic in the street that sidewalks in those two areas seem to be among the most neglected after snowstorms.
Good news everyone! The sidewalks at 311 Broadway will be cleared of snow this winter!
Reader photos from last winter submitted to our Flickr Group.
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.
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.
There is no challenge we cannot overcome when we come together as a community. So to everyone who lives, works and does business in Providence – thank you.
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?
Providence schools closed on Monday, parking bans starts at 12:01am Monday, trash/recycling collection delayed one day.
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.
The fact that a blind person cannot walk from our State’s central bus hub to our State’s central rail hub, a distance of 0.4 miles without being forced to walk in the road is pathetic. It is amateur hour and we should all collectively be ashamed of ourselves. How can we ever expect to compete with attracting businesses and workers when we have blind people walking in the road?
Wow, it is really snowing out there.
More snow, more parking bans and don’t forget to shovel your sidewalks.
During yesterday’s snow, rain, ice, cats, storm, the glacier at Westminster and the Service Road advanced back onto the sidewalk. Also, the steps to the City Administrative Building at 444 Westminster Street looked like this for way too long (as of lunch time, there was a pathway cleared).
Photo of snow piled onto the sidewalk along Westminster Street.
The Broadway Bridge sidewalks are clear of snow, but not everything around them is.
Yesterday morning, school was open but the sidewalk was not.