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Blind pedestrian forced to walk in the road

In #WALKinPVD, Sidewalks, Snow by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

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?

Reader photos: More snow everywhere

In Readers, Sidewalk, Snow by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

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).

Providence Parking Ban tonight, clear your sidewalks

In Weather by Greater City Providence2 Comments

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.

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Streetsblog: NYC Motorists Killed Three Pedestrians on City Sidewalks Today

In #WALKinPVD, Fatality, Outside Providence by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

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.

Plowing done wrong

In Government, Pedestrians, Snow by Jef Nickerson29 Comments

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 …