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Lovely video, although as pointed out on Twitter, it does highlight our surface parking blight.
A Cranston woman was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car that slid down an icy hill.
The accident happened just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday near Walnut Grove Ave.
Obviously not everyone in a wheelchair is able to get out and shovel, but Mr Hughes’ determination makes the lame excuses of everyone else sound even lamer.
One of the most crucial components of a healthy economy and quality of place is a sound transportation system: one that supports diverse modes of travel and seamlessly connects Rhode Island to the rest of the world – and Rhode Islanders, more meaningfully to each other and to opportunity.
Since I’m a big geek I watch videos like this and visit websites extolling the virtues of various transit systems around the world and I think to my self, ‘our system really sucks.’
Then I see a shiny video showcasing our system and I wonder if all those other cities just have really good videographers hiding the suckitude of their systems.
I think it is half and half; half our system sucks compared to others, and half other systems suck too but are good at publicity. Look at how the Interlink is described in that video, it sounds good, but it is not really there yet. There are a number of factors why, there’s really no there there at Warwick Station, it is not really a destination other than the airport (regardless of what this video is trying to sell us about the area). Rhode Islanders really still love their cars. There’s a chicken and egg about not enough riders so not enough service and not enough service so not enough riders, etc.
Beautiful high-speed footage of passengers waiting for the subway at Grand Central in New York City.
The Dancing Cop Tony Lepore will be out at Dorrance and Westminster Streets weekdays at lunchtime starting tomorrow and running through Christmas Eve.
You have been warned.
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.
Twenty-seven have been wiped clean from their bases by passing motorists, and are too expensive to replace at $4,200 each.
Shouldn’t the title of this piece be, “Why are so many people driving up onto the sidewalk in North Providence?”
Drivers get a certain amount of real estate in which to operate in, this is called a roadway. They don’t get to swing about wildly across the roadway and a few feet on either side of it.
“Oh boo hoo, it is so difficult to drive without knocking shit over on either side of the road.”
It’s a cautionary tale for towns getting the decorative lighting, especially when the towns take possession of the projects, and are responsible for maintaining or replacing ones that get damaged.
It’s a cautionary tale for anyone walking in North Providence, look out for people driving up onto the sidewalk knocking over decorative street lights and who knows what else.
This video shows the Broadway Corridor of Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar project.
In five auto lane widths of roadway you can see room for a separated cycle track, automobile traffic, bus and streetcar traffic, dedicated turn lanes, and it looks like maybe some parking (plus ample sidewalks with trees). It really shows how you can pack a lot of transportation modality into a not too big roadway. Of course Providence is a place where we have a lot of not too big roadways.
What roads in Providence could you see done up in a similar fashion?
Started in 1892, Barcelona’s Sagrada Família has been under construction on and off ever since. Following architect Antoni Gaudí’s death in 1926 nine different architects have taken charge of the project. During the Spanish civil war Gaudí’s drawings and models were destroyed by fire lending controversy to the building’s completion.
The video shows the completion of the remaining work, scheduled to be be finished by 2026, the centennial of Gaudí’s death.
I was lucky to be able to visit the building in 2005 and highly recommend that anyone who has any remote opportunity of to visit it jump at the chance.
This week: Bonnie Nickerson, Providence’s director of long-range planning, and Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, on the high stakes for Providence’s first zoning overhaul since 1951. Providence Business News’ Patrick Anderson joins the panel.
The above video by Penn State student Fletcher Phillips shows a concept for the Providence cityWALK. Read more about cityWALK.
I can think of a bunch of places where this would come in handy.
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 to stop, sit down, and enjoy.