Bike Path Survey



Bike Path Survey

As you might have heard already, RIDOT will have crews out on the East Bay Bike Path doing a video survey of the path next Monday, June 28th. Both the Projo and WPRI have stories about what will be happening.  The entire path will remain open during the survey, however there will be

a vehicle 7 feet, 2 inches wide will be traveling slowly down the bicycle path in the northbound or eastbound direction as it performs its video inventory.

Cyclists will need to either stay behind the vehicle or find a way around.  The articles note that the start time will be 8:30am.  I just got off the phone with the engineer in charge of the project and he said the work will commence from the Bristol side of the path and a more realistic start time is 8:45am or 9am.  The articles noted that similar work is scheduled for other state bike paths and I suggested they might want to have their start time be 9:30am instead, to ensure commuters have completed their rides before running into the workers.  He told me they would adjust their schedules for future work.


  • Jun 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Google has been adding bike routes to StreetView and they use a person powered vehicle to do so.

    Can't RIDOT find a tricycle?

  • Victor
    Jun 23, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Funny how they can't build bike LANES on the STREET. Bikes are vehicles too you know!

  • Labann
    Jun 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Bicycles are NOT VEHICLES. Don't listen to Forester. Bicyclists are traffic, however.

    Bikes are more closely related to running shoes than damnable, maiming, murderous, polluting motor vehicles. A bike is a conveyance, not a vehicle for which you need a license because it puts everyone around it at risk.

    Anyway, a street is a public right of way that anyone can use as long as they don't impede traffic. The worst impediments by a wide margin are other motor vehicles. Non-motorists practically never get in the way.

    They should be limiting the use of tractor trailers to special lanes on interstates and terminals, then making them shift loads to smaller trucks for final deliveries. Conservative politicians who only represent business interests and themselves won't enact laws that mandate or restrict enterprise in any way even if people die because of their greed and negligence.

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