Update on Garibaldi Park

In Parks/Open Space by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Image from Bing Maps A couple weeks ago a site fence went up around Garibaldi Park on Federal Hill (where the arch is). I recieved this notice from a tentant at West Exchange Center with an explanation of the work happening: Garibaldi Park Revitalization Project Sponsorship Opportunities The Omni Group is proud to formally announce that they have adopted Garibaldi …

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Snow as traffic calming

In Roads, Snow by Jef Nickerson18 Comments

Currently, due to the snow, Atwells Avenue is a good 4 to 6 or more feet narrower than usual. Yet, cars are able to park on both sides and traffic is able to flow smoothly in both directions (in most areas, some places the snow is totally out of control). Which proves my point that the road is too wide …

Obviously, someone is trying to make me angry

In Snow by Jef Nickerson19 Comments

As I was walking home I was pretty amazed that some sidewalks were actually dry, amazing! I ran into some problems in the LaSalle Square area and at the Atwells Bridge, where there was no way to get from the sidewalk into the street to cross the street. Those challenges were mostly forgotten as I was quickly making my way …

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Snowblogging: Miracle Edition

In GC: Photos, Snow, Weather by Jef Nickerson7 Comments

THAT my friends is a shoveled sidewalk on the Atwells Avenue Bridge over Route 95. Yes, it is true. But wait, don’t think I’m gonna be all sunshine and moonbeams. A for effort to get this thing cleared so soon after last night’s snowicane, but I have complaints. Every winter, at some point this sidewalk does get cleared. But this …

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What Cheer/What Jeer 2010

In 195 Relocation Project, Arts, Buildings, Development, Downcity, Election 2010, Featured, Government, Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Roads, Transportation, What Cheer/What Jeer by Greater City Providence4 Comments

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Whether you love it or hate it, Providence will soon be getting a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River. Design firms large and small from around the world entered the competition that led to the winning design. And the competition got people around the city interested in transportation and design. RIPTA Last year we declared …

Snowblogging: Morning Edition

In GC: Photos, Snow, Weather by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Between 8:30 and 9:00 this morning: Atwells Avenue at Dean Street Restaurant Row I’m not going to rant about the sidewalks being cleared, because it had barely stopped snowing… But come on! Look at this. If there is a will there is a way people. Angelo’s on Atwells Avenue, they should get an official proclamation from the Mayor or something. …