ProJo Bikes to Work!



Source:‘s Richard Durishin shows ProJo’s Pam Cotter How to BIKE TO WORK, North Kingstown to Providence

Pamela Reinsel Cotter: Bike to work? I finally did it

05/16/2011 01:00 AM EDT

I used to be jealous of the folks who got to ride their bikes to work. As a suburbanite, and one who used to own only a mountain bike, I never expected to make the 22-mile journey from North Kingstown to Providence and actually perform my job after that.

But I’ve done it. Read the rest of the story here.


  • Dennis
    May 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Welcome to the road.

  • Jul 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Bad or good news (half empty, half full)? Despite intense health advocacy for the last decade (largely backed by HMO's as cost cutting measures), 25% of Rhode Islanders are "obese". However, a report linked by Projo above shows RI as in the top 10 states of least obese per capita! Must be all those miles of bikepaths! Or maybe it's just starvation from lack of gainful employment, since only 46% of RI'ers have jobs, and 15% of them work outside RI. Thank you, EDC, a multimillion dollar drain, not an actual state agency, who are supposed to develop jobs.

    Ever get the feeling that state hired EDC simply because it couldn't handle development itself? Considering how DMV and other state agencies work, you can see why governor preferred privatizing our future.

  • Labann
    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Lest I be taken for only bad news, want to thank Coventry and RIDOT for nice pavement on Tioque Avenue. It appears to meet federal standards, with a wide breakdown lane and single travel lane in each direction. Also, the "state" streets adjacent to Arnold Rd have been repaved, which is a good thing, too.

    I often leave the WSBP up Pilgrim Ave to Tioque, then cross over to Alaska St and Montana to Arnold. It's a nicer way to go now that construction is complete. Haven't really missed the Laurel Avenue bridge, since Coventry Greenway and WSBP were connected. In fact, quiets bike path crossing.