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Construction starting soon on Great Streets PVD projects!

At long last, we expect to see some ground-breaking on new urban trails in Providence! Look out for construction on the following streets soon:

 

Two-way, protected urban trails:

  • Manton Avenue from San Souci Drive to Aleppo Street
  • South Water Street from Crawford Street Bridge to Wickenden Street
  • Empire and Chestnut Street from Fountain Street to Clifford Street
  • Richmond Street from Clifford Street to Elbow Street

Neighborhood greenways:

  • Aleppo St from Manton Ave to Riverside Park
  • Delaine Street from Manton Ave to Harris Ave
  • Tuxedo Avenue and Amherst Street from Atwells Ave to Valley St/Donigian Park Bikeway
  • Sonoma Court from Donigian Park Bikeway to Delaine St
  • Oxford Street and Ontario Street from Elmwood Ave to Allens Ave
  • Sackett Street from Elmwood Ave to Broad St
  • Farragut Avenue and Vermont Avenue from RWP/Greene Memorial Blvd to Michigan Ave
  • Peace Street and Waverly Street from Prairie Ave to Service Road 1
  • Knight Street from Atwells to Washington
  • Washington from Knight to Winter
  • Winter from Washington to Westminster/Fricker

Email us a photo if you see construction crews out, and let your friends and neighbors know about the exciting changes that are coming!

POLL: Majority of Providence residents are ready for safer street infrastructure and more mobility choices. 

Following up from a phone poll we did in June 2019 to measure Providence residents’ attitudes about traveling in the city, this March we hired EMC Research, a full-service research and data analytics firm, to conduct another poll to see how things may have changed over the past two years. Read all about the results here!

Take Action to Influence RIDOT’s 10-year, $8.2 billion funding plan

The RI Department of Transportation’s 10-year plan –2022 to 2031- is receiving public comment until July 12th. Unfortunately, amid a backdrop of an accelerating climate emergency, a huge rise in traffic fatalities, and tragic asthma levels from vehicle emissions, they are committing to the status quo of highway expansion and refusing to adequately fund active and public transportation. It also gives them the authorization to break up the bus hub in Kennedy Plaza. Learn more and take action here.

July Events!

Cranston Street Community Cleanup

Thursday July 22nd, 10am-1pm

 

Join community organizations on Cranston Street for a cleanup and safety day! E-bike and scooter safety demonstration and helmet giveaways from Spin, and lunch provided for volunteers from Urban Greens. Email phoenixapartments@winnco.com to sign up.

Providence Bike Jam (PBJ)

Friday July 23rd, 7pm-midnight

 

Providence Bike Jam is a monthly two-wheeled dance party! Cruise around the city at a leisurely pace with hundreds of other bike riders, with party stops at local parks and public spaces. Meet at Burnside Park in Kennedy Plaza at 7pm.

Living End Streets Tour

Sunday July 25th, 5-8pm

 

Join us for a bike tour of Providence’s «living end streets»! Living end streets are streets marked with dead-end signs but which are dead-ends for cars only, as walkers and bicyclists can still pass through. Our guide will be Eric Weis, a transportation planner and cycling skills instructor who has been helping communities become more bike-friendly for over twenty years. Click here to learn more about living end streets, and reply to this email if you’re interested in joining the ride!

PVD Streets Summer Social

Wednesday July 28th, 6-8pm

 

Join safe streets supporters for a low-key social event at the Trinity Beer Garden in Kennedy Plaza! The pandemic has kept us apart and on Zoom for far too long. Talk streets, meet new peeps, and meet some of the folks involved in the Coalition!

Legislative Updates

Lots of important legal infrastructure towards safer streets and more mobility choices are either passed or in the works: