Thoughts on the Councilman Hassett hit and run

In Featured, Roads by Jef Nickerson26 Comments

Atwells Avenue. Image from Google StreetView First, this goes without saying, but let’s say it because I’m about to get angry. Our thoughts (and I’m sure for those of us that do so, prayers) are with Councilman Hassett and his family and friends, and we hope for nothing but the speediest and fullest recovery for the Councilman and to see …

Los Angeles CicLAvia

In Roads, Video by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

StreetFilms Ciclovías are an event where a major street(s) in a city is closed to automobiles and turned over to bikes (and pedestrians, and dancers, and performers, and a whole bunch of non-auto activity). The events started in Columbia, South America and have been spreading across the world, with Los Angeles getting into the action on 10/10/10 as seen in …

New York\’s Quality of Life Agenda

In Featured, Other Cities, Video by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Yes, yes, I know. Providence is not New York, it is hard to compare. But all of these initiatives are things that can and should be scaled to Providence. Look at this Times Square statistic again, there was a ten-to-one ratio of pedestrians to cars, yet 90% of the space was devoted to cars. No place in Providence is Times …

Elmwood Avenue Enhancement Report

In Featured, Parks/Open Space, Roads by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

From Community Works Rhode Island comes the Elmwood Avenue Enhancement Report . RIDOT has been planning for the rebuilding of Elmwood Avenue, and their proposals were typical RIDOT move as many cars as possible in the least amount of time designs. Community Works and others got out ahead of RIDOT and asked the community what they wanted and came up …

News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Dallas Covers Highway with Greenery – Cities are increasingly decking highways with piles of greenery and new development. [Governing] I’m looking at Route 10 at Olneyville, Route 95 from Broad to Atwells, Route 95 between Garden and George in Pawtucket, Route 95 next to the State House… Parking Management That Actually Manages Parking [Bill Fulton, Mayor of Ventura Blog] Some …