Providence Downtown Improvement District clean + safe team (aka the Yellow Jackets) clearing sidewalks downtown. Thanks guys!
Armadillo bike lane dividers, smart crosswalks, what is and is not historic, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Obama’s transportation funding plan, sidewalk shoveling, and more in today’s News & Notes.
We need buses for students, but we always need everyone’s walks not to be “treacherous.”
The fact that a blind person cannot walk from our State’s central bus hub to our State’s central rail hub, a distance of 0.4 miles without being forced to walk in the road is pathetic. It is amateur hour and we should all collectively be ashamed of ourselves. How can we ever expect to compete with attracting businesses and workers when we have blind people walking in the road?
During yesterday’s snow, rain, ice, cats, storm, the glacier at Westminster and the Service Road advanced back onto the sidewalk. Also, the steps to the City Administrative Building at 444 Westminster Street looked like this for way too long (as of lunch time, there was a pathway cleared).
The Broadway Bridge sidewalks are clear of snow, but not everything around them is.
Yesterday morning, school was open but the sidewalk was not.
Providence Public Schools Closed Tomorrow, Jan. 3 – Parking Ban Begins at Midnight. Residents urged to exercise caution during frigid conditions.
In preparation for a snowstorm that is forecast to begin late this afternoon and peak in intensity this evening, Mayor Angel Taveras has declared a citywide parking ban beginning at 9PM tonight, Saturday, December 14. The parking ban will remain in effect until further notice.
About 15 years ago, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation put up more than 200 decorative street lights in the Centredale and Marieville sections of North Providence.
Three pedestrians were killed on NYC sidewalks today in two separate crashes. Just before 7:30 a.m. on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, a 22-year-old man driving a new Camaro ran over and killed two men on the sidewalk, and just before 1 p.m., a woman was killed on an East Harlem corner after a taxi driver struck a box truck, which careened onto the sidewalk. So far, no charges have been filed, though witnesses say the Queens Boulevard driver was speeding and the East Harlem cabbie ran a red light, according to reports.
The sidewalk outside the UCAP school is finally re-opened. Yay!
The New Haven Independent looks back at the Blizzard of 1888 which dumped 45 inches of snow on the city.
East Avenue near the Pawtucket/Providence line. I’m seeing a lot of bellyaching on social media about streets not being plowed yet. While, my street is showing signs of blacktop, I feel others pain, but. We got walloped with feet of snow drifting to amazing proportions. There are hundreds of thousands, probably millions of tons of snow that need to be …
Internet is down here at Greater City Providence. Lucky for us we still have power and heat. So, I’m posting from my phone, lets see how that goes.
Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – January 23, 2013, 4:30 PM – 444 Westminster Street, First Floor
A reader submits photos and commentary on common snow removal issues along North Main. Just a little extra effort would save hundreds of people from huge inconvenience and safety concerns.