Elmwood Ave Repaving Meeting
If you live along, frequently bike along, or just periodically bike along Elmwood Ave, then this meeting is for you! An announcement from Community Works Rhode Island:
When: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Knight Memorial Library Auditorium (downstairs), 275 Elmwood Ave.
As many of you know, Community Works Rhode Island, our elected officials and other community partners have been working with RIDOT to make sure that the changes coming to Elmwood Ave. reflect the needs expressed by neighborhood residents and others. Through meeting with neighbors, we know that those needs are:
- Pedestrian, bike and car safety
- An improved environment for all using the street
- Better access to Roger Williams Park
- Returning Elmwood Ave to a beautiful neighborhood avenue rather than a car-dominated “combat zone”
We have been working with L+A Landscape Architects to produce designs reflecting what the community wants Elmwood Avenue to become. These designs will be presented to RIDOT in the next few weeks. We have presented the designs to a number of you already, but want to get more community input before creating final recommendations to deliver to RIDOT. Please come give your comments on the proposed changes and add your perspective on what needs to happen to make Elmwood Avenue the street it could be!
This is a perfect opportunity to tell RIDOT streets are made for more than just cars. Please comment on this post if you are planning to attend, so the organizers have a good idea of how many cyclists they might expect.