Megan Andelloux: The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health before Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review

In Pawtucket, Reader Submissions by Guest Post12 Comments

This post was submitted by friend of GC:PVD Megan Andelloux (A.A.S.E.C.T Certified Sexuality Educator, A.A.S.E.C.T Mentor, A.C.S Board Certified Sexologist). Monday night (11/30/09), she will be going before the Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review to defend her right to educate adults about the topics of sexual health and pleasure. Find out more info on upcoming workshops & sexuality questions at …

Paris: You are responsible for all users who are lighter than you are

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

Streetfilms takes a look at how Paris is rethinking their streets. A big part of it is changing the equation from moving traffic, to moving people. The rules of the road are that you are responsible for all users who are lighter than you are; trucks responsible for cars, cars for bikes, bikes for pedestrians… As in other parts of …

“Dangerous by Design” Pedestrians in America

In Transportation by Greater City Providence29 Comments

Photo (cc) Brian’sLens Transportation For America released a report today on pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. ranking the top 52 metro areas over 1 million (Providence ranked 11th best). The results are not pretty: In the last 15 years, more than 76,000 Americans have been killed while crossing or walking along a street in their community. More than 43,000 Americans …

Providence Children’s Museum workshops about placemaking and play

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Photo (cc) Mikenan1 Children’s Museum Hosts Community Conversations About Play PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Children’s Museum is hosting two community conversations this fall to unite individuals and organizations from across the state to discuss the issues affecting children’s opportunities for unstructured, self-directed play. The conversations will be held at Providence Children’s Museum (100 South Street in Providence) and are free …

We’re #12!

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson7 Comments

Photo (cc) Practise The twelfth highest rate of single occupancy automobile commuters, doh! According to a new Census Report more than 80% of Rhode Island workers commuted to work in single occupant vehicles (in 2007 and 2008). Chris O’Leary at the On Transport blog asks why, and it is a good question. The survey is based on Rhode Island residents, …

Mandatory recycling coming to Providence

In Environment by Jef Nickerson34 Comments

Photo (cc) Scott Ableman ProJo reports today on a new recycling effort for the city of Providence. Starting Nov. 2, any resident who doesn’t separate paper, glass and cans will not have their trash picked up, Cicilline said. Residents have an option, however: they can purchase the bins for $5 apiece, or they can label their own trash cans with …

Bike Sharing is coming to Boston

In Bicycles, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

Boston.com reports that a bike sharing program is coming to Boston with plans of expanding to Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline. According to Inhabitat The new system will be very similar to infrastructure already in place in cities like Montreal and Paris. Riders can pick up bikes at one of the 290 stations with a swipe of a credit card, ride …

GC: Photos – National Night Out

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closingatnever shared a couple photos from Tuesday’s National Night Out in our Flickr Group: Photo © closingatnever from Flickr Photo © closingatnever from Flickr

Zoo!

In Recreation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

I went to Roger Williams Park Zoo with some of my family from the Cape, including my nieces (1 and 2 years old, their first visit). We had a great day, only had to duck under a roof for about 10 minutes to avoid some rain. We saw lots of animals and the girls were wonderful, only two bouts of …

Providence Community Library

In Events, Recreation by Jef Nickerson9 Comments

See update on Main Branch Library at end of post Though it is vitally important to the city, we haven’t been doing a very good job (or any job really) of following the Libraries story here at GC:PVD. Frankly, I’m utterly confused by the whole thing and every time I try to understand it my brain explodes a little. A …

Streetfilms looks at Phoenix Light Rail and Seattle Streetcars

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

Streetfilms looks at the new light rail line in Phoenix as well as the new streetcar line in Seattle. Streetfilms | Phoenix METRO Light Rail The Valley Metro light rail line is a 20-mile starter line with 28 stations serving Downtown Phoenix and the suburbs of Tempe and Mesa. The Metro line has exceeded expectations carrying 40,000 passengers per day. …

If I were the Mayor…

In Government by Jen Cole14 Comments

If I were Mayor of Providence, and all the other mayors were coming to visit I would show them the following 10 sites (in no particular order), providing I was in a good mood: The gardens at South Side Community Land Trust: SCLT, helping residents grow food for over 20 years is easily one of the greatest things Providence has …

Our Transportation Secretary wants you out of your car!

In Transportation by David Rocha9 Comments

Empty parking lot photo by sameold2008 from Flickr Ray LaHood, Transportation Secretary for the new Obama administration, has recently been quoted as wanting to “coerce people out of their cars.” Good news? Bad news? For many of the readers of this blog, this change in federal attitude towards how people live and get around is a welcome breath of fresh …