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Bike to Work Day: Mayor announces expanded Cyclovía program for 2013

In Bicycles, Recreation by Greater City Providence5 Comments

Bike To Work Day: Mayor announces expanded Cyclovía program for 2013 Photo from Mayor Taveras’ Facebook Page Last September, Providence had it’s first Cyclovía on Broad Street. At this morning’s Bike To Work Day, the Mayor announced an expanded list of Cyclovías in Providence for 2013. City to hold three Cyclovías this summer Speaking at this morning’s Bike to Work …

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ecoRI News: New Providence Bike Plan Wants Safer Routes

In Bicycles, Recreation, Transportation by Greater City Providence1 Comment

This new bike plan, spearheaded by the city of Providence and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB), an engineering firm headquartered in Waltham, Mass., is being funded with a $33,000 challenge grant from the state Department of Transportation, and will guide the investment of future funding into the city’s bicycle network through a program of recommended short-, medium- and long-term capital improvements.

It’s boating season in Providence

In Events, Recreation, Waterfront by Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

This Saturday Providence Community Boating is hosting a free open house starting at 1pm with skippered sailboat rides and a BBQ. Additionally, there will be Audubon Birds of Prey presentations at 1:15 pm and 2:45 pm. Anyone who joins either CBC or Audubon Society of Rhode Island as a 2012 member at the event will receive a free bird-watching boat …

Updated: May is bike month

In Bicycles, Events, Recreation, Roads, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge6 Comments

Update: This post previously had links to last year’s events. Sorry about that! (page updated 5/1/12 @ 4pm) Congratulations, you made it through one of the most mild winters on record. If you took advantage of the warmer temps and got out on the bike, good on ya! For the rest of you, if you haven’t been out on your …

Robert Billington: Bringing the Blackstone Valley Bikeway to its completion

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Photo (cc) cho_kettie The following is by Robert Billington, Ed.D, President of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. January 20, 2011 Let’s face it; Rhode Island’s bikeways bring lots of enjoyment to our residents. From South County to the Blackstone Valley, these paths connect our neighborhoods, improve our economy and draw visitors to explore our communities. They are safe, enjoyable and …

Blackstone and East Bay Bike Paths to connect

In Recreation, Roads, Transportation, Waterfront by Matthew Coolidge27 Comments

We have some spectacular bike paths here in Rhode Island, and two of them are about to get connected, maybe as soon as this spring. Officials from the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative (BSRI) and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (BVTC) have announced that the City of Pawtucket, RI has been awarded $38 thousand in Federal funds to create a temporary …