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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – November 15, 2017

Agenda Roll Call Approval of October 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) “Dean Street/Pleasant Valley Parkway/Oakland Street Corridor Discussion” – Federal Hill, Smith Hill, Valley, Elmhurst – Wards 12 and 13 (For Discussion) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding possible bicycle and pedestrian improvements to the corridor between Atwells Avenue and Eaton Street […]

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – November 8, 2017

Agenda Roll Call Parcel 13: Providence Place Mall – Proposal to replace an existing storefront on the Francis Street elevation with a new storefront, and to install a new sign for ‘CycleBar’. Request from Providence Foundation for Financial Support Updates These items are for discussion only. No action will be taken. Skyline at Waterplace Park […]

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ProJo: Bustling recreational destination planned for vacant Shooters site in Providence

Former “Shooters” Building in 2010 Seven years after Rhode Island voters approved buying the former Shooters nightclub site on the Providence waterfront to turn it into a recreational destination, plans to redevelop the vacant lot may finally be inching forward. The state Department of Environmental Management wants to build a fishing pier, transient boating marina […]

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I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – October 16, 2017

I. Public Session Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Azrack. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meeting Held on September 26, 2017. Executive Director’s Report. Presentation by Building Bridges and the Avenue Concept for a proposed sculpture garden on Parcel 1A. Presentation by Bob Burke regarding the proposed Freedom Trail Visitor Center on Parcel 1A. Presentation […]

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Providence Preservation Society Symposium – October 18 & 21, 2017

Press release from Providence Preservation Society: Providence Symposium Examines Historic Preservation and Urban Displacement PPS Presents Free Programs with Local and National Experts on October 18 and 21 The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) presents the 2017 Providence Symposium, Sites and Stories: Mapping a Preservation Ecosystem, October 18 and 21 in Fox Point. The program examines […]

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Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – October 17, 2017

Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from August 15, 2017, regular meeting – for action Director’s Report Public Hearing 1. Huntington Ave / Salvati Way Green Infrastructure Grant – The Department of Planning and Development will present their application for a state grant to install green infrastructure along the Huntington Ave […]

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Doing the Math

One of the fundamental insights of the Strong Towns movement is that in the 20th century we built vastly more public infrastructure than our tax base can support long-term maintenance on. Too much of our shiny and new development is actually low value per acre and for the amount of public investment required to support […]

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CNNtech: How Seattle morphed from bikeshare failure to industry leader in five months

Cyclists riding on a cycletrack in Downtown Seattle. Photo Seattle Department of Transportation Fewer than five months ago, Seattle shut down its struggling municipal bikeshare system that had been propped up with taxpayer dollars. But in the last month, three innovative bikeshare companies have launched in the city, quickly eclipsing the past failure. There are […]

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WPRI: Bike-share service coming to Providence

Image from Social Bicycles’ blog City Councilman Bryan Principe, who represents Ward 13, will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s council meeting that would authorize the Elorza administration to enter into a five-year $400,000 contract with Social Bicycles, a well-known company that will oversee the “implementation, management, and operation” of the bike-share service. […] The bikes […]

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I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – September 26, 2017

Rendering of proposed Parcel 1A hotel released in April 2017 I. Public Session Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Azrack. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meeting Held on August 21, 2017. Executive Director’s Report. Report and Vote on the District’s Financial Audit by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Lasky and Commission […]

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Mayor Elorza vetos City Council Resolution regarding bike lanes

Mayor Elorza speaking at ribbon-cutting of Fountain Street bike lane in November 2016 Last week the Providence City Council passed a Resolution calling for, “full traffic impact and economic impact studies prior to deciding whether to construct new bicycle lanes.” Bicycle and transportation advocates, along with the Mayor and at least 5 members of the […]

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