A reader sent in this photo of crews this morning sweeping the sand and salt (and glass and poop and puke…) from the sidewalk on the Broadway Bridge over Route 95. A sure sign of spring and Yay! pedestrian infrastructure getting attention!
No, that traffic is not running the red, the light is green and the walk light crossing the traffic with the green light is also on. Our reader says they reported this to the City a week ago, but it has not been fixed.
An anonymous reader is taking the readers of Greater City Providence to Newport and laying out the proposal set forth by the Preservation Society of Newport County to construct a permanent welcome center on the grounds of the landmark property, The Breakers.
In response to recent discussions on parking at the State House reader Nicolas R. Mariscal submits a Photoshop rendering (above) of what the State House area could look like with better land use planning.
Tired of those pesky real estate taxes, then tear down a block on Plainfield Street between Dyke and Atwood Streets just off Olneyville Square. What will replace those buildings, surface parking? How many more buildings will see the wrecking ball before the Olneyville’s historic mill district loses its historic status?
Update: This project was done by the City without the involvement of RIDOT, which makes the entire situation worse actually. Urban Design by RIDOT! Was the City complicit? I’m almost at a loss for words about the thoughtlessness in locating a new traffic signal control box within a public plaza in Olneyville Square. If this happened in Wayland Square instead, …
A reader sends us her rant about the DMV.
Barry Schiller writes about Pawtucket’s proposal to close their Downtown Visitor’s Center.
The clocks work!
Irene photos from our readers.
Reader photos of the Grove Street School demolition.
Architect Jonathan Winslow’s vision for the train station and surrounding area.
The curious case of the disappearing parking meters.
More photos and videos of the Route 195 demolition at Chestnut Street.
Great reader photos and videos of the Route 195 demolition.
Photos of the demolition of the Chestnut Street overpass.
Reader photos of storm damage.
Alissa Graham writes about Providence’s Independence Trail.