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Mayor Elorza signs executive order giving more planning input to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission

In Bicycles, BPAC, Pedestrians by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced an effort to revamp the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) by signing an executive order granting the commission more say over where bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure investments, such as crosswalks and bike lanes, are implemented and how they are designed.

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Elorza updates street sweeping plans

In Roads by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Photo from Mayor Elorza’s Facebook page Mayor Elorza held a press conference this morning to provide an update on the street sweeping schedule. I asked on Twitter about prohibiting parking during scheduled street sweeping. .@Jorge_Elorza Can street sweeping include parking restrictions? My street got swept but not because of parked cars. — Gr. City Providence (@gcpvd) May 4, 2015 I …

View Post Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition: Reclaim our streets for people

In Bicycles, Pedestrians by Greater City Providence1 Comment

We believe that as proposed, these plans do little to increase access to all users; moreover, the decision to start this work at James Street even as the I-195 Commission has issued specific developer criteria for that stretch of road and riverfront is unfortunate in the extreme. It demonstrates yet again a failure to implement both the city’s and the state’s goals for complete streets and integrated transportation into the actual operations of their agencies.

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Streetfilms: A Montreal Intersection Morphs Into a Wonderful Neighborhood Space

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On a Bixi bike excursion to get some ice cream in Montreal, my wife and I stumbled upon the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Rue Clark, recently upgraded with colorful new street furniture, traffic calming treatments, and a two-way protected bike lane. The space is teeming with street life. When you arrive at this lovely place your first instinct is …

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News & Notes

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Detroit from Canada. Photo (cc) Patricia Drury Spacing: Converting Alleyways to Livable Laneways and Country Lanes Asphalt paving was removed and replaced with “structural grass,” rigid plastic honeycomb cells sprinkled with ordinary lawn seed and nurtured into green swaths. Concrete strips were embedded on two sides, creating a durable driving surface. Permeable brick pavers were installed in driveways and at …

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“Executive Suite” 195 Commission

In 195 Relocation Project, Video by Greater City Providence2 Comments

This week on Executive Suite: Colin Kane, chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, and Jan Brodie, the commission’s newly named executive director. […] Kane and Brodie discuss the commission’s role in redeveloping the land, their vision for the area and their estimates of how long it will take to make significant progress. They also tackle questions about the interim …

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – May 30, 2013

In Bicycles, Government, Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Agenda 4:30: Welcome and introductions 4:35: City signs and bike locks (guest: Parking Administrator Leo Perrotta) 4:50: Kennedy Plaza redesign: bike and pedestrian elements (guests: Cliff Wood, Bonnie Nickerson) 5:10: Fountain & Sabin streets: bike & ped improvements 5:20: Pedestrian crosswalk signals 5:30: League of American Bicyclists: State ranking; bike-friendly community application (Matt Moritz) 5:40: City bike & ped ordinances: …