“Father” of the East Bay Bike Path
The people over at eco RI posted a great article about George Redman that reminds us all that
Those who enjoy the East Bay Bike Path have Redman to thank for the 14.5-mile, unobstructed path that takes them through historic towns and picturesque hamlets, past beautiful homes and quaint shopping districts, along coves and marshes, over bridges and into state parks, from Providence to Bristol.
Of particular interest to me is the statement that
Next year, Rhode Island will dedicate a section of the bike path in Providence in honor of Redman, changing its name from the Washington Bridge Linear Park to the George Redman Linear Park, in recognition of the man who many consider to be the “father” of the East Bay Bike Path.
I wonder if RIDOT knows they should have the work complete by the dedication? I’m still waiting to hear back from the RIDOT planners, but I find it hard to believe they will have the new linear park in place in time for a dedication anytime next year.
My hat is off to you George Redman! I sure hope I will be able to continue to swing the bicycle advocacy flag when I’m 85 years old!