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Traffic changes coming to Exchange Terrace

In RIPTA, Roads by Greater City Providence12 Comments

The City of Providence today announced upcoming changes to the traffic pattern on Exchange Terrace. Beginning Monday morning, December 22, Exchange Terrace (East Approach to Exchange Street) will be changed to accommodate 2-way traffic. The remainder of Exchange Terrace will allow two-way traffic later in 2015 when improvements to Emmitt Square are completed.

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Interim pedestrian safety improvement at LaSalle Square

In Pedestrians, Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

From the Mayor’s Facebook page: The City completed traffic changes to the intersection of Empire and Fountain Streets earlier today. Motor vehicle traffic proceeding from Empire Street is now required to use the traffic signal to turn left onto Fountain Street, improving pedestrian safety in the area. This interim step will calm traffic coming from Broadway and Atwells Avenue into …

Barry Schiller: Providence Planning Hosts Meeting on Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Circulation

In Downcity, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Reader Submissions, RIPTA, Transportation by Guest Post2 Comments

Overall: good ideas on the parts of the project about 2-way streets and pedestrian and bike improvements around downtown, but on Kennedy Plaza, a net loss for bus riders, but not as much as once feared. The project: extend 2-way on Empire, 2-way on Dorrance in front of the Biltmore, and on Exchange Terrace on north side of Burnside Park; …

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Kennedy Plaza/Circulator Phase 3 Informational Meeting – July 10, 2013

In Downcity, Parking, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Roads by Greater City Providence1 Comment

The City will be having an informational meeting about proposed enhancements and reconfiguration of the Kennedy Plaza area as well as details about Phase 3 of the Downtown Circulator project. The Circulator project includes reconstruction of LaSalle and Emmet Squares, Fountain Street, Broadway, part of Dorrance Street, and Exchange Terrace.

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – May 30, 2013

In Bicycles, Government, Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Agenda 4:30: Welcome and introductions 4:35: City signs and bike locks (guest: Parking Administrator Leo Perrotta) 4:50: Kennedy Plaza redesign: bike and pedestrian elements (guests: Cliff Wood, Bonnie Nickerson) 5:10: Fountain & Sabin streets: bike & ped improvements 5:20: Pedestrian crosswalk signals 5:30: League of American Bicyclists: State ranking; bike-friendly community application (Matt Moritz) 5:40: City bike & ped ordinances: …

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Providence 2013 State of the City Address

In Development, Economy, Government by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Mayor Angel Taveras 2013 State of the City Address Providence Is Recovering Tuesday, January 29, 2013 • (as prepared for delivery) Photo of the Mayor delivering the State of the City from the Mayor’s Office. Governor, Mr. President, honorable members of the Providence City Council, distinguished guests, and my fellow residents of our great Capital City – One year ago …

Downcity Paving

In Downcity, Roads by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Phase 2 of the “Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements” project gets closer to completion as blacktop is laid on Downcity streets.

PPAC Square

In Bicycles, Downcity, Pedestrians, Roads by Jef Nickerson23 Comments

Click Image to enlarge Today the Mayor’s Office held a press conference announcing the designation of the intersection of Weybosset and Mathewson Streets as “PPAC Square.” This is part of the larger Downtown Circulator Project. Speakers included the Mayor, Director of Planning and Development Thom Deller, Joe Walsh the Chairman of the PPAC Board, and Laurie White of the Greater …

Downtown Circulator Project Underway

In Downcity, Roads by Jef Nickerson45 Comments

Phase 2 of the “Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements” have begun in earnest. This morning a lane was dropped on Weybosset Street, Mathewson Street is closed between Weybosset and Chapel (through June), and a worker was out with a giant machine cutting hacking away at the sidewalks. You might be thinking, “Phase 2, did I miss Phase 1.” Well, you …