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 …
What I am absolutely sure of is this. If the City approves a drive-thru on Broadway… well, then we have no right calling ourselves a ‘city’ anymore.
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.
Over and over we have RIDOT projects in Providence and over and over they are overbuilt for the automobile traffic they handle and over and over the next project cannot accomodate complete streets considerations.
The Rt. 6/10 Connector would be best redeveloped as a surface boulevard. The RIDOT proposal for bus lanes is what I call “transit oriented decoration” rather than “transit oriented development” because the bus lanes would remain on a raised or sunken highway, which would mean that meaningful transit service would pass over your wards.
Traffic lights, lane widths, tolls, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Protected bike lanes in Boston, mayor’s seek transportation investment, and more in today’s News & Notes.
This is a mechanism wherein a person walking along a street must apply to cross another street. You are begging for permission.
The Providence Journal reports on enhancements being made to Atwells Avenue for pedestrian safety.
We believe that as proposed, these plans do little to increase access to all users; moreover, the decision to start this work at James Street even as the I-195 Commission has issued specific developer criteria for that stretch of road and riverfront is unfortunate in the extreme. It demonstrates yet again a failure to implement both the city’s and the state’s goals for complete streets and integrated transportation into the actual operations of their agencies.
A proposal for automobile-centric buildings in Olneyville Square sets back the efforts to rehabilitate it into a place that caters to the area’s large population of car-free residents.
Waterfront access, auto-dependency and the elderly, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Trinity Rep and Durkee Brown Park(ing) Day spot on Washington Street. For more info on Park(ing) Day visit Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
On a Bixi bike excursion to get some ice cream in Montreal, my wife and I stumbled upon the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Rue Clark, recently upgraded with colorful new street furniture, traffic calming treatments, and a two-way protected bike lane. The space is teeming with street life. When you arrive at this lovely place your first instinct is …
A community in decline, divided by decades of anti-social traffic engineering, is reunited and revitalised by streetscape redesign. Via: Better Cities & Towns
Streetsblog: The Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America, and Why It Barely Registers In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and another 70,000 were injured. That’s one death every two hours. It’s impossible to quantify the human toll of traffic fatalities, but as David Nelson at Project for Public Spaces …
The Boston Globe: As cycling gains popularity, an anti-cyclist bias remains No matter one’s opinion of cyclists or their riding habits, they are practically defenseless against the smallest sedan, never mind an SUV or a truck. Drivers simply have to take the high road — not only around cyclists who abide by the rules of the road, but even around …
It is that time of year for us to take a look back and What Cheer the good and What Jeer the bad.