Fixing Our Broken Streets: A Sierra Club Community Meeting



Fixing Our Broken Streets: A Sierra Club Community Meeting

The Sierra Club is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, June 23rd, from 6-8pm at their office on 17 Gordon Ave in Providence.

This meeting is part of the Chapter’s complete street component of its Transportation Choices 2020 campaign and will provide an opportunity for providence community members to get involved in the process of making city streets more safe for cyclists, pedestrians, and transit users as part of the broader goal of getting people out of their cars.

There will be refreshments, a discussion about Complete Streets, and a chance to vote on which streets in Rhode Island need the most attention. You do not have to be a Sierra Club member to attend.

RSVP online.


  • Jun 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

    This might be a good opportunity for cyclists to point out which streets we would really like to have turned into complete streets, or at least which ones need the most immediate improvement. It's no guarantee that the streets of our choice will be fixed anytime soon, but at least we can get them on the radar and contribute our suggestions.

  • Labann
    Jun 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I'd be willing to mark up maps of entire state where opportunities exist. But every time I offer to, nobody shows the least interest. From this I concluded that you don't want to know, don't want to hear from a real avid cyclist who made major contributions to RIDOT bicycling map, and whatever you're saying is some feel-good lip service to define some plank of a hopeless agenda. You stand no chance against AAA and they relentless mission to force cyclists off all streets funded by deep automotive and Big Oil pockets.

  • Labann
    Jun 28, 2010 at 3:14 am

    And while I'm ranting, as usual, what happened on Reservoir Avenue in Providence?

    For years I've been promoting a bike friendly solution for this lightly driven, double wide stretch below Columbus Square.

    So, what do they do? Race to put in motoring exclusive striping with center turning lanes to cure nonexistent traffic problems. Once striped, it remains so for decades, or until street is repaved, which is seldom.

    If you bring attention to opportunities for bicycling improvement here, it gets filtered through the TAC into bike unfriendly action.

  • Jul 3, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I'm wondering: Since all the politicians who were impediments to progress are leaving office, will this create some traction for bicycling issues? Constantino is garnering endorsements and seems somewhat pro-bike, unlike decidely unfriendlies Carcieri and Cicilline. Come on! Who's the fool? Cicilline promised stripes on Broadway every year for 6 years and it never happened. 2 miles of intermittent paint. You know, that's something accomplished overnight with a truck. But you did get an OFF-ROAD 4 mile trail during his reign, which ends abruptly at Johnston.

    You need a platform with defined planks to vet local politicians for endorsement. Anyone who runs against bicycling in favor of motoring is someone who caters to corporations, doesn't care about environment, panders to lazy louts, and shouldn't be allowed to serve. Portland, Oregon became a bicycling mecca after they elected a mayor who supported these issues.

    The fact you haven't done anything along these lines shows you're not to be taken seriously.