News & Notes

Protected bike lanes in Boston, mayor’s seek transportation investment, and more in today’s News & Notes.


Skyward View of Providence

Lovely video, although as pointed out on Twitter, it does highlight our surface parking blight.


PBN: Why is it so hard to build in Providence?

Development is not predictable, to the point of being difficult. Companies that have built projects in the city, or who want to, describe a market beset by financial obstacles, administrative hurdles and, as a result, a yearslong paucity of new construction – even as cranes have seemingly dominated the skyline in Boston.


Mayor Elorza outlines plan for dealing with potholes

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.


Sticks and Stones: The 30th Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference on Saturday, April 25 in Glocester

The 30th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Preservation Conference will take place in Glocester and throughout the region on Saturday, April 25. Organized by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC), the conference considers the theme of “Sticks and Stones”: historic rural landscapes and the long-term impact of changes on the land. The sticks […]


CNU New England: Tactical Urbanism – March 11, 2015

Food trucks, parklets, pop-up snow playgrounds, experimental bike lanes… How can we use quick, creative, inexpensive urban interventions to make our city more livable? Come socialize with CNU New England and learn about tactical urbanism approaches from around the region.