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Two pedestrians killed in Newport last week

In #WALKinPVD, Fatality, Outside Providence, Pedestrian Struck by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

WPRI Video A 56-year-old Newport man died from injuries Wednesday night after he was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk on Friday, Jan. 17, according to Newport Police Sgt. Christopher Hayes. […] The driver was cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for driving without insurance. – Newport Patch Police said [Sharon Gerlach of …

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © provbenson2009 Photo © M4D1

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In GC: Photos by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

More photos submitted to our Flickr Group by our readers. Photo © BlueisCoool Photo (cc) provbenson2009 Photo © efkjr79 And an Earl photo, remember Earl? The Breakers in Newport, photo © 1W57thNY If you’d like your photos featured here, join our Flickr Group and submit them.

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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 …

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Preserving modernism in Boston: making the case [Boston.com] Andrew Knee: Milwaukee – A Walker’s Paradise [UrbanOut] “And the latest venture is a broad swath of land called the Park East, where a freeway was recently torn down and the street-grid was reassembled.” Sound wall made of vegetation to be studied by ODOT as alternative to concrete wall [Cleveland.com] I’m thinking …

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2 year closure of Union Avenue Bridge over Route 10 prompts free RIPTA service for pedestrians impacted by closure [ProJo]. With Route 18 only running 17 times on weekdays and not at all on Sundays and Holidays, I’m glad I don’t live on the farside of Union Avenue. Four Projects to Watch (And Seven Others to Remember) [NewportNow] Not About …

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Reader Submissions: Shorpy.com

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November 1912. Central Falls, Rhode Island. View of privies, garbage dumps, etc., in back yards near Bed-bug Alley and High Street. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the Child Welfare Exhibit of 1912-13. via: Shorpy.com A reader sent me some links from a site I hadn’t heard of, Shorpy.com. Shorpy.com describes itself as, “History in HD is a …

RIPTA Ferry, FINALLY!

In RIPTA, Transportation, Waterfront by Jef Nickerson20 Comments

Barring some other crazy unforeseen circumstance, RIPTA’s Newport-Providence “water taxi” service is a go for tomorrow. The service will feature 5 roundtrips per day between Providence Piers (180 Allens Avenue) and Perrotti Park in Newport. The 50 passenger water taxi is smaller than the ferry used for last year’s service. The water taxi does not have a snack bar or …

You can haz RIPTA Ferry!

In RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson14 Comments

ProJo reports that we will have ferry service between Newport and Providence this summer after-all. Dubbed the Providence-Newport Water Taxi on RIPTA’s website the service will use a smaller vessel than we’ve become used to. The 46-passenger catamaran will be operated by Ocean State Shipbuilding Inc. of Brooklyn, Connecticut (why Ocean State Shipbuilding is based in the Nutmeg State… I …

You can get there from here?

In RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Could the Providence-Newport Ferry rise from the dead and return to service this summer? RIPTA is hoping to make it work. As the Journal reports, RIPTA has issued two RFPs. One asks ferry companies to bid for a no-subsidy service. Likely this would be fewer trips and a shorter season than we are used to. The other RFP asks ferry …