A reader sent in this photo of crews this morning sweeping the sand and salt (and glass and poop and puke...) from the sidewalk on the Broadway Bridge over Route 95. A sure sign of spring and Yay! pedestrian...
Category - Reader Submissions
Barry Schiller: Providence Planning Hosts Meeting on Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Circulation
[alert type=”warning”]Barry Schiller, a retired Rhode Island College math professor, is a long-time member of the State Planning Council’s Transportation Advisory Committee. He also was on the RIPTA...
Traffic Light, WTF!
No, that traffic is not running the red, the light is green and the walk light crossing the traffic with the green light is also on.
Our reader says they reported this to the City a week ago, but it has not been fixed.
Guest Post: A Trip to Newport; The Breakers Welcome Center
An anonymous reader is taking the readers of Greater City Providence to Newport and laying out the proposal set forth by the Preservation Society of Newport County to construct a permanent welcome center on the grounds...
Aaron M. Renn: For Commuter Rail, Better Service to Boston, Not Southward Expansion
MBTA Commuter Rail passing under Providence Place. Photo (cc) Sean_Marshall. Rhode Island recently spent a large sum of money to extend MBTA commuter rail service south to TF Green Airport and Wickford Junction. Both of...
Reader Submission: Unpaved Smith Hill
In response to recent discussions on parking at the State House reader Nicolas R. Mariscal submits a Photoshop rendering (above) of what the State House area could look like with better land use planning.
Guest post: Parking reform should start at the State House
The State House is a great place to start reforming Providence's parking crisis. The great map that Jef put up last April shows that the State House contributes considerably to the overwhelming of our downtown space by...
Guest Post: Exit-stential Problems for Federal Hill & Smith Hill
Providence has too many highways, and I wouldn't be an opponent of removing some entirely. But if we're going to have a highway system snake through the city, let's at least make it useful.
Guest Post: Snow removal, “not my job.”
A reader submits photos and commentary on common snow removal issues along North Main. Just a little extra effort would save hundreds of people from huge inconvenience and safety concerns.
Guest Post: Demolishing of a block in Olneyville
Tired of those pesky real estate taxes, then tear down a block on Plainfield Street between Dyke and Atwood Streets just off Olneyville Square. What will replace those buildings, surface parking? How many more buildings...
Reader Rant: Urban design by traffic engineers
Update: This project was done by the City without the involvement of RIDOT, which makes the entire situation worse actually. Urban Design by RIDOT! Was the City complicit? I’m almost at a loss for words about the...
Barry Schiller: On the Draft New 4-Year TIP – Public Hearing April 26
Underneath the Providence Viaduct. Photo © RIDOT Barry Schiller, a retired Rhode Island College math professor, is a long-time member of the State Planning Council’s Transportation Advisory Committee. He also...
Barry Schiller: Providence Streetcar on Life Support?
A guest post by Barry Schiller raises questions about our ability to the proposed streetcar system in Providence.
Barry Schiller: Pawtucket’s misguided decision to close the Visitor’s Center
Barry Schiller writes about Pawtucket's proposal to close their Downtown Visitor's Center.
UPDATED: Reader Photos: Irene
Irene photos from our readers.
Reader Photos: Grove Street School
Reader photos of the Grove Street School demolition.
Reimagining of Providence Station by Jonathan Winslow
Architect Jonathan Winslow's vision for the train station and surrounding area.