Providence Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19th, information from Facebook:
Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in 1956, this day is a time to try out commuting to work by bike, even if that’s not something you’d normally do. This year, Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 19th. There will be a big celebration in downtown Providence from 7-9am, in Burnside Park, with free food, booths with community organizations, and a few special guests to applaud your bicycling efforts. There will also be bike trains coming into downtown from all parts of the city, so you don’t have to bike alone![alert type=”info”]Visit the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition website for information about all the events happening during Bike Month.[/alert]
RI Bike has a post about asking for help in countering opposition to a proposal to make Roger Williams Park more bike friendly by creating a greenway/bike path including on one of the park loops. This will make the loop one-way for traffic. But some Cranston residents, apparently used to using the park as a cut-thru and seeing the one-way as an inconvenience, are complaining and have a petition opposing the greenway. I believe Cranston doesn’t even pay for the park!
As a result there is to be another public meeting on this issue 7pm on Tuesday, May 30 at the Park View Middle School, 25 Park View Blvd, near the Park Avenue entrance to the park. I hope pro-bike people will show up even if they don’t live in Cranston.