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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – September 16, 2015

Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting
September 16, 2015, 2015 – 4:45pm
30 Exchange Terrace, 1st floor conference room
Note, this meeting will be at a different location, 30 Exchange Terrace.


  1. Roll call
  2. Approval of meeting minutes from July Commission meeting
  3. Update on the City’s participation in the USDOT Mayor’s Challenge (Martina Haggerty)
  4. Update on response from administration regarding letter of BPAC recommendations (Martina Haggerty)
  5. Update on status of Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge 777 plans and bike detour (Martina Haggerty)
  6. Discussion of planned update to the City’s Bike Plan and possible public engagement strategies (Martina Haggerty)
  7. Update on improvements to reporting of pot holes and patching (Leah Bamberger)
  8. Discussion of Point Street traffic volume data collected by DPW in relation to possible bike lanes on Point Street (Bill Bombard)
  9. Adjournment
Full disclosure: I am a member of this Commission.

GC: Photos

Flickr totally changed the sharing function on their website, and frankly it sucks and causes me to have to rewrite a bunch of code to properly share people’s photos, and a bunch of great photographers who share in our group have changed their share settings; so I haven’t done a GC: Photos post in quite a while. But there’s some really great stuff in there, so I suffered through it. Some of these photos go back a while, hence the snow:

Photo © Donna St.Pierre

Photo © Anthony Nathan Photography

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Fox Point Hurricane Barrier

Information about Hurricane Sandy.

Fox Point Hurricane Barrier

Ealier today, the city officially turned control of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier over to the Army Corp of Engineers.

The transfer from city to federal control will save the city approximately half a million dollars a year in operating expenses. The Army Corp will also be spend $4 million on needed repairs, money that the city obviously does not have.

Mayor David Cicilline (D-Providence)

Providence Mayor David Cicilline

“This effort is a win-win for everyone because it puts the federal resources behind the maintenance and repair of the Hurricane Barrier and is an important cost savings measure for taxpayers,” said Mayor Cicilline.

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

“For nearly fifty years this system has protected city residents and local business, but after Hurricane Katrina hit in August of 2005, the federal government undertook a careful review of critical flood control systems around the country. Following that review, we determined that the Army Corps of Engineers should take management and financial responsibility for Fox Point Hurricane Barrier. This transfer of all future operation and maintenance of the system to the Army Corps will protect the downtown area and our state’s economy and will save Providence millions of dollars,” said Senator Reed.

All that is well and good, but frankly, I was there to take pictures. So here they are:


Hurricane Barrier

Hurricane Barrier

Hurricane Barrier

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