Blackstone Boulevard Bike Lane



Blackstone Boulevard Bike Lane

*PROVIDENCE -* Mayor David N. Cicilline and Councilman Cliff Wood will join residents to celebrate the addition of a new bike lane along Blackstone Boulevard on Thursday, July 17 at near Lippitt Park (at the intersection of Blackstone and Hope Street).

The Mayor will also join cyclists for the inaugural bike ride along Blackstone following the news conference. The two-mile bike lane will eventually link to the Blackstone River Bikeway and the East Bay Bike Path and is part of an ongoing effort to make Providence a more bike-friendly city.

3 thoughts on - Blackstone Boulevard Bike Lane

  • Brian
    Reply Jul 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I was thrilled to see these lanes on my ride into work Tuesday morning. I have noticed though that there is no signage notifying drivers of the change in traffic patterns (from two lanes of travel to one) & there are drivers using the now parking-only far-right shoulder of the boulevard. I hope that is in the plans as the city finishes the project.

  • Reply Jul 17, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    The City has plans for signs but should have gone up sooner than later. many drivers have a steep learning curve, to learn about sharing the road with bicyclistts, not drive on the bike lane, not pass in parking lane, etc. we also need to keep pressing the police (call your local substation or the regular police number) and ask them to step up their patrols, esp during rush hours. this transition period of weeks and months is going to be challenging and we need strong enforcement.

  • Reply Jul 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    It seemed like there was a pretty good turnout at the ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon. I was pleased to see that someone had the forethought to put out traffic cones at the beginning of the bike lane. Does anyone know if these were there just for the press conference or are they going to remain out there? Short of signs, I think this was a great way to alert motorists to the existence of the bike lane and naturally steer them out of it, without affecting cyclists as the entire lane was clear.

    I was surprised there there was no visible police presence at the press conference. I saw multiple people stop/park temporarily in the bike lane and it would have been a perfect time to let them know about the laws. I assume the police have been informed about the new bike lane?

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