Archives : Sep-2011

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Sep

The League of American Bicyclists released an analysis of the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey earlier this week.   The last numbers I looked at, for 2008 listed Providence with 1.2% of commuters using bicycles as their primary meansRead More

26

Sep

ProJo’s Tom Meade tells the story of Bike Newport, working to improve and encourage bicycling in Newport.  Thanks for the great story, Tom and beautiful photos, Frieda Squires. Read the story here. 

22

Sep

RIDOT announced today the release of the 2011-2012 Statewide Bike Map. The new bike map highlights more than 50 miles of off-road bikeways across Rhode Island’s network of eight major bike paths. The map includes RIDOT’s newest bike paths suchRead More

21

Sep

Be part of Moving Planet Day – avoid your car and keep moving. Come to Newport and enjoy the day on foot and bicycle.  Ocean Drive bike loops leaving from Touro Park at 7am, 1pm and 4pm.  Bike Newport / Moving PlanetRead More

15

Sep

The Narragansett Bay Commission(NBC) has published a notice that due to the work to begin on Sept. 25, 2011, a portion of the Woonasquatucket River Bike Path will be closed and detoured.  Project is slated to run through February 2013.Read More

15

Sep

Attention bicycle lovers!  Can’t make it to the North American Handbuilt Bike Show?  We’re bringing a micro-version of it to Providence!  Only New England-based small builders who make bikes by hand.  It’s called regional pride, people!  New England Builders Ball! Read More

15

Sep

RIPTA will remove the Kennedy Plaza bike lockers this afternoon or early tomorrow. They’ve sat unused since at least 2001 – thousands or people have walked by them without even knowing what they are!   RIPTA has reached out toRead More

15

Sep

Sad news in the Providence Journal, yesterday, about a gentleman, father of two, who fell off his bicycle and died two days later of a brain hemorrhage. I am always amazed – and saddened – that, while many parents enforce aRead More

14

Sep

At 6:30pm on Thurs Sept 22 there will be a public hearing on a series of amendments to the 2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) one of which affects the Blackstone Bikeway. In order to obligate earmark funds as soon asRead More

13

Sep

Updated 9/16/2011:  Transportation enhancement funding has been preserved in the 6 month funding extension passed on 9/15/2011 by a 92-6 vote.  If you contacted your senators, thank you very  much for helping win this one and overcome the objections ofRead More