South Kingston Latest Town to Pass Complete Streets Resolution



South Kingston Latest Town to Pass Complete Streets Resolution

Abel Collins from the Sierra Club reports that South Kingston is the latest Rhode Island town to pass a Complete Streets resolution.  While the resolution is not binding, it is a step in the right direction and shows the town has an interest in doing the right thing and building infrastructure to support all forms of transportation.  For those not familiar with the Complete Streets movement, you can read all about it on the Complete Streets website.

So far the list of towns that have either passed or are considering Complete Streets resolutions are: Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, and South Kingston.  Do you have a relationship with your local town administrator or mayor?  Can you help these advocacy groups bring even more towns on board with the movement?  If so, please contact us and we can put you in touch with the advocacy groups helping these towns pass a Complete Streets resolution.

1 Comment

  • Labann
    Feb 25, 2011 at 9:30 am

    This resolution is a mere formality, maybe a ploy to lull scrutiny. Towns can already be denied federal road funding for not complying, binding or not. Paving with ADA compliant curb relief, asphalt and bike lane stripes, not good intentions, equals compliance. Easiest way is to black out a motor traffic lane, revert back to one one lane in each direction, then paint a two-way bike lane on one side of street.

    So. Kingstown has mostly narrow side roads <23' wide that require nothing at all. So it's only Rts 1, 1A, 2, 108, 110, and 138, most of which already comply. The town's biggest challenge is around Wakefield, where, ironically, Stedman's Bicycle Shop is, although, The O'Neil Bike Path provides a compliant alternative. The border with Narragansett presents additional challenges.