General Assembly approves Complete Streets legislation

In Bicycles, Government, Pedestrians, Roads by Greater City Providence5 Comments

General Assembly Press Release: Assembly OKs ‘complete streets’ bill STATE HOUSE – With passage in the House yesterday, the General Assembly has approved legislation aimed at ensuring future road construction projects are developed with an eye toward the safety and ease of all types of users. The legislation (2012-S 2131, 2012-H 7352) sponsored by Sen. Louis P. DiPalma and Rep. …

Pedestrians everywhere actually

In Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

I posted this photo of this sign last night on our Facebook page where it got a big response. I labeled it as, “shouldn’t this sign be everywhere?” Where it happens to be is on North Main Street just north of Steeple Street, the pedestrians ahead that it is talking about are trying to cross at Park Row at the …

Streetfilms MBA: Road Diet

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Streetfilms has launched a new series of videos, Moving Beyond the Automobile. As Streetfilms releases each video in the series, we\’ll be posting them here for you to enjoy. The topic of the eighth video is Road Diets.

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Snow as traffic calming

In Roads, Snow by Jef Nickerson18 Comments

Currently, due to the snow, Atwells Avenue is a good 4 to 6 or more feet narrower than usual. Yet, cars are able to park on both sides and traffic is able to flow smoothly in both directions (in most areas, some places the snow is totally out of control). Which proves my point that the road is too wide …

News & Notes

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I want to bike and walk but… [Coalition for Transportation Choices] For Earth Day 2010, CTC member Audubon Society of RI challenged students grades 3 – 12 to respond to the lead-in “I want to bike and walk but…” The students addressed their essays, poems or raps to their town’s mayor and submitted their work individually or had it selected …

Road Diet: Thomas Street

In Reboot, Roads by Jef Nickerson11 Comments

Thomas Street A Road Diet is when the overall width, lane width, or number of lanes on a road is reduced. The goal of the Road Diet is to reduce the speed of traffic and improve safety and or capacity for pedestrians and cyclists. There are many streets in Providence that need to go on diets, and we will profile …