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ProJo: Long-awaited pedestrian bridge taking shape over Providence River

In 195 Relocation Project, Pedestrians by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Photo from RIDOT’s Facebook page The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of October 2018, said Charles St. Martin, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, the agency in charge of the $16.97-million project. […] The pedestrian bridge now being built on the piers that once carried the highway will eventually connect a nearly 5-acre park on …

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

In Bicycles by Greater City Providence4 Comments

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 more bikes available, and more …

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WPRI: Bike-share service coming to Providence

In Bicycles by Greater City Providence6 Comments

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 will be located at 40 …

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Mayor Elorza vetos City Council Resolution regarding bike lanes

In Bicycles by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

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 Council hold that these studies …

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Bike Month 2017

In Bicycles by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in 1956, this day is a time to try out commuting to work by bike, even if that’s not something you’d normally do.

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – April 20, 2016

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Agenda Roll Call Impact of Executive Order on BPAC membership and BPAC Project Review Process (For Discussion) Approval of March Meeting Minutes (For Action) City of Providence Vulnerable Road User Safety Action Plan – Overview and Status Update (For Discussion) Bike Plan Update – Status Update (For Discussion) Fountain Street Repaving and Restriping – Downtown (For Action) The City of …

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Mayor Elorza signs executive order giving more planning input to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced an effort to revamp the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) by signing an executive order granting the commission more say over where bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure investments, such as crosswalks and bike lanes, are implemented and how they are designed.

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Proposed building at 169 Canal Street

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson19 Comments

The 10-story building would contain 144 studio and one-bedroom apartments with ground floor retail. It appears to be targeting the student market. As far as I can tell, the plan is for no on-site parking with ample bike parking provided within the building.