Advocacy Meeting – September 14th



Advocacy Meeting – September 14th

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We’ve had a few people inquire about when our next advocacy meeting is, so here goes…

We have a standing meeting on the second Monday of every Month @ 6pm at the offices of the US Open Cycling Foundation (269 South Main Street, Providence).  This means our next regularly scheduled meeting is September 14th.  Anyone with an interest in promoting cycling in and around the Providence area is welcome to attend.  We only ask that everyone agree to listen and respect other peoples’ opinions.

Our intent is to keep the meetings to an hour, but Interbike and our general friendliness tends to run them longer.  As the group continues to grow, we will double our efforts to get the business done efficiently and keep the social time for later in the evening.

Hope to see you there!

2 thoughts on - Advocacy Meeting – September 14th

  • Reply Sep 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Unfortunately I can't make this meeting, but I would love to hear from everyone about favorite routes from Blackstone Blvd to the bridge to India Point Park & East Bay bike path. The City of Providence routes are about the most unsafe routes I can think of (Butler Ave? Really? River Drive seems better). I'd love to hear thoughts…

  • Alan Barta
    Reply Sep 4, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I've argued they might consider a bikeway that runs from the park adjacent to Division Street Bridge in Pawtucket along the Wast bank of Seekonk River to the municipal parks on either side of George Washington Bridge and the developing bikeway across to Bold Point, East Providence.

    However, the proposed plan is to develop the rail right of ways on the East bank in line with the EBBP, which will ultimately connect through downtown Pawtucket by Tolman HS to the Blackstone Bikeway. This does have several advantages, not the least of which is avoiding Swan Point Cemetery.

    You can already use River Road, but there's a significant climb involved to get up to Blackstone Blvd at Grotto Avenue and it wends around out of your way without connecting segments under the Henderson to aforementioned parks.

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