Pedal Powered Snow Plow

In Snow by Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

Could this be the answer to Providence’s snow clearing woes? Probably not, but it sure is cool, and I want one. Check out the rest of the story over at MAKE

Bike Providence has a “Close Call”

In Snow, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge

Mark over at tells a story that anyone who’s done their share of walking around the city can relate to… I had zero time to catch a license plate, heck, I have to admit it wasn’t until later that I even thought about the fact that I should have tried. I was just rejoicing in the fact that I …

Bike Advocacy Meeting

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If you had a difficult time navigating the icy streets this morning, imagine trying to do it with a bicycle. Well the Providence Bicycle Coalition wants to make biking in Providence as enjoyable and efficient as possible. Want to see what they’re all about, or better yet, get involved? They’re meeting next week. From the website: Our next monthly advocacy …

The Answer to RIPTA’s Crisis?

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image (cc) Ric e Ette This morning I read on MAKE Magazine about the Busycle: Called the Busycle, this bicycle behemoth moves under the power of 28 human legs, plus a driver. And while it can only go about 4 miles per hour, the infectious camaraderie of its passenger power-train just might make it exhilarating. This looks like a fun …

Washington Bridge bike/pedestrian path to re-open soon?

In Bicycles, Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson Buried in a ProJo article about the new Iway ramp opening is this little nugget. In the coming weeks, the narrow catwalk on the [Washington] bridge, which connected India Point Park to the East Bay Bike Path, will reopen. This was a favorite route of runners, cyclists and pedestrians heading between East Providence and the East …

New RISD Bike Sharing Program

In Bicycles, Colleges/Universities by Bret Ancowitz1 Comment

The Brown Daily Herald, which is actually an excellent source for Providence metro news, reports on a new bike sharing program for RISD students which they may aim to expand if it’s successful. We need more of these all around the city…

REBOOT: Dean Street Interchange and Viaduct

In Reboot by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Click image to enlarge [box style=”red”]REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on GC:PVD where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either way, we hope they …

Bike Providence Advocacy Meeting Tonight

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The Providence Bicycle Coalition (PBC) is having a meeting tonight and welcomes anyone interested in attending to join the discussion. From the PBC website: Our next monthly advocacy meeting will be held on November 6th @ 6pm. We will be at the offices of the Red Five Sports Group (269 South Main Street). On the agenda for this meeting: Continuing …

Festival at the Bridge to India Point Park

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The new pedestrian bridge to India Point Park is now open, and to celebrate, there will be a festival tomorrow, Saturday, at 1pm. There will be bands, sailboat rides courtesy of Community Boating, and many activities for the whole family!

Biking Beyond Recreation

In Environment, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

Photo credit: Alex Jarrett from the Pedal People website On the heels of the success of Bike To Work Day, the formation of the Providence Bicycle Coalition, and the recent news about Providence’s initiative to add bike lanes and signage to the city, this is a perfect time to dream a little bigger. Last week I went to visit some …

Coming to a thoroughfare near you; bike lanes

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson for In a press release about National Bike to Work Day (May 16th) we learn from Bike Providence that the city is planning to stripe bike lanes on several streets in the city. The City of Providence Department of Planning and Development has completed plans for the striping and signing of bicycle routes along many …