The Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission reviews Contracts 1 & 2 of the Capital Improvement Program, possible bike lanes on Douglas Avenue, and plans for Kennedy Plaza at their March 28th meeting.
Request for approval of Phases 2 and 3 of the proposed improvement plan for sidewalk and landscape modifications along the mall’s frontage on Francis Street, and proposed changes to the former JC Penny building façade (south elevation) and Park Street and Hayes Street garage entrances.
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.
Drivers will see a new traffic pattern on multiple streets downtown with the completion of Phase 3 of the Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements.
Capital Center Commission will review Francis Street & Memorial Boulevard Intersection Safety Improvements at their August 12th meeting.
Safer streets, maintaining buildings, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Traffic lights, lane widths, tolls, and more in today’s News & Notes.
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 …
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced an aggressive citywide street sweeping program that will begin on Sunday, April 5.
The Downtown Improvement District installed a new bike corral today on Eddy Street, like literally, on the street. Is this the first time an on-street bike corral has been installed in Providence?
No more 12′ lanes, parking driving housing costs, and more in today’s News & Notes.
CPC to consider partial street abandonment, Brown institutional master plan, City comprehensive plan, and rezoning at June 17th meeting.
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.
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 …
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 …
A community in decline, divided by decades of anti-social traffic engineering, is reunited and revitalised by streetscape redesign. Via: Better Cities & Towns
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 …
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: …