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A reader submits photos and commentary on common snow removal issues along North Main. Just a little extra effort would save hundreds of people from huge inconvenience and safety concerns.
Here are some snowy sidewalk pics that illustrate the not-my-job mindset. I am glad the long sidewalk along North Burial Ground on North Main Street has been getting plowed lately, although when the snow is deep enough to bog down their little tractor, they simply fuggedaboutit. But how hard would it be to drive that little tractor a few yards farther along and clear the traffic island at Cemetary Street?
On a side note, this intersection is a fine example of inappropriate high-speed design. Oh yeah, there is a stop sign, but most drivers scoot right on through and merge into N. Main at full speed, with heads turned left to check approaching traffic as if they were at a highway on-ramp instead of a crosswalk. Also, note how the sidewalk on the traffic island is where the plow driver who clears the lawyer’s lot dumps snow.
I guess it a dead-serious matter of turf and good fences between Parks Dept and Public Works, (or RIDOT? Or the Feds? N Main is US 1, you know) that keeps the Parks Dept. tractor from plowing all the way to Branch Ave. It might take 90 seconds and cause huge paperwork and budget issues.
Community Meeting – Transportation Corridors to Livable Communities Project – North Main Street
The City of Providence and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) invite you to share your thoughts on the future of North Main Street.
Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street
Monday, May 14th, 2012 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
(Presentation at 6:00 PM followed by open house)
- How is RIPTA improving bus stop locations, bus shelters, and bus service?
- What is RIPTA’s new R-Line (Rapid Bus) service?
- What improvements are coming? (bus shelters, trash cans, bicycle racks, wayfinding signage, public art)
- Where should community hubs and gateways be located?
- What services and businesses would you like to see at community hubs?
A 72-hour notice is required for persons with sensory impairment requiring auxiliary aids. To request this service, please contact the RIPTA Customer Service Manager at 401-784-9500 x183.
For more information, please contact Martina Haggerty, Project Coordinator or visit the Transportation Corridors to Livable Communities project website.
Transportation Corridors to Livable Communities Project
The City of Providence has been awarded a Community Planning Challenge Grant through HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities to conduct the Transportation Corridors to Livable Communities study. The project will focus on the highest ridership bus routes in the city– Broad Street, Chalkstone Avenue, Elmwood Avenue, Manton Avenue, and North Main Street. Over the next 18 months, the City and RIPTA will be working together to conduct corridor studies to improve transit service, enhance bus stops and other pedestrian amenities, and encourage the development of mixed-income housing and opportunities for jobs and the arts near transit. Once the corridor studies are complete, the City will update and revise the Providence Zoning Ordinance so that it will be an effective tool to implement the corridor plans and the City’s overall livability and sustainability goals.
- Provide frequent, reliable transit service.
- Improve access to employment centers, arts and cultural opportunities, and healthy food choices.
- Encourage development that is concentrated around transit stops and offers a range of housing choices serving a variety of household types and income levels.
- Encourage the creation of community hubs, unique to the character of the neighborhoods where they are located.
More information at ProvidenceRI.com
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, September 20, 2011, – 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of meeting minutes from July 19th 2011 – for action
- Director’s Report – Update on the Downtown Knowledge District Study
CITY COUNCIL REFERRAL
1. Referral 3337 – Changes to the Zoning Ordinance
Review of changes to the Zoning Ordinance including dimensional regulations for residential development, projections, landscaping, signage, powers of the Zoning Board of Review, definition of storefronts and filing fees – for action
2. Referral 3338 – Petition to abandon Caroline Street
Petition to abandon Caroline Street to provide parking for neighboring restaurant – for action. (Hope)
- Agenda [.pdf]