Archives : Dec-2009

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Dec

I want to call attention to two items in the latest League of American Bicyclists e-newsletter. One refers to “Sunday Streets.” The article focuses on San Fransisco, noting that due to its past success it is being expanded. On 9Read More

22

Dec

An article on Green.Blorge discusses a new project out of MIT called the Copenhagen Wheel.  It was unveiled on December 15th at the United Nations Climate Conference.  This wheel is the first of it’s kind which will allow you toRead More

16

Dec

This was in the New York Times “Year in Ideas” section today. We have the beginnings of a bike highway here in RI — but as the Danish infrastructure consultant warns, you really need to create the bicycle culture first,Read More

16

Dec

The 2009 edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD, for those who enjoy alphabet soup) is finally out after a v-e-r-y lengthy delay.  The MUTCD is the national guidebook published by the Federal Highway Administration that definesRead More

25

Nov

According to a Projo article, The police arrested a 20-year-old Central Falls man on a charge of leaving the the scene of an accident Friday after witnesses reported seeing his car hit a young bicyclist in the area of BurnettRead More

22

Nov

Last week’s news that the Transportation for America’s report Dangerous by Design indicated that the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford region has spent the most federal dollars by percentage on pedestrian facilities ($4.01 per capita between 2005-2008) seems to also indicate thatRead More

18

Nov

This video was actually posted on the StreetsFilms a few weeks back and I’m just now getting a chance to post it.   If you haven’t yet seen the video, I’d encourage you to take a few minutes and watch it:Read More

18

Nov

I finally saw the Procycle Art show in Pawtucket and strongly recommend that the bike community try to stop in and see it too. It is at the Machines With Magnets (MWM) Gallery, 400 Main St, Pawtucket (near Park, fromRead More

14

Nov

According to this post at GCPVD, the renovated Mercantile Block (an AS220 building on Washington St) will include 20 indoor bicycle parking spaces.  Does anyone reading this know more?  Will these spaces be reserved only for residents of the building,Read More

13

Nov

As has been reported, the anti-texting -while-driving issue we had previously noted is now the law.  On November 4th, the Governor signed S204B which the Assembly passed last month after amending it so that the fines for violations would beRead More