Greater City Providence

Crosswalks and bike racks and trees, oh my!

Washington Street work sidewalk work, which has been quite the bother over the summer is inching ever so closer to completion.

Washington Street

Street trees and bike racks on Washington Street at the Mercantile Building.

Street trees have been going in this week and their have also been some bike racks installed. I did not get a photo of some areas that have had bollards installed on the sidewalk.

So far I’ve seen bollards outside the Narrow Building and the Roger Williams University Building. I know the Narrow Building has a hollow sidewalk, so the bollards will ensure no trucks will ever park on the sidewalk there, and I assume the sidewalk is also hollow at the RWU Building.

Washington Street

Crosswalk markings on Washington Street at Union Street.

Also, up and down Washington are markings for new zebra striped crosswalks to be painted. My understanding is the zebra stripe is the new default for the city Traffic Engineering Department. These crossings are more visible to approaching motorists than the usual parallel line crossings that had been installed around the city previously.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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