2011-2012 Statewide Bike Map

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2011-2012 Statewide Bike Map

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 such as the 2.5-mile Quonset Bike Path and the 1-mile Warren Bike Path, and new bike path segments on the Blackstone River Bikeway, the Coventry Greenway (part of the Washington Secondary Bike Path) and the William C. O’Neill (South County) Bike Path. Designated parking lots for each path are also indicated on the map.

For experienced on-road cyclists, the map highlights hundreds of miles of roads marked as suitable and most suitable for cycling. The map also provides valuable information about steep grades and the direction of the uphill and downhill segments along these roads.

You can download the online version or request a printed copy be sent to you.  This is a great asset to the cycling community.  Thanks to RIDOT for once again preparing and updating this map!

3 thoughts on - 2011-2012 Statewide Bike Map

  • Labann
    Reply Sep 23, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Had seen this and already ordered. Map shows Coventry Greenway completed through to Hill Farm Rd. Has anyone yet seen bridge decked? Website claims it still ends near Town Farm Rd. Since the stabbing in West Warwick, have been reluctant to ride out that way.

  • Labann
    Reply Sep 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Answered my own question. Map has errors. WSBP ends in the middle of the woods beyond Suburban Propane.

    What freeway do you know that ends abruptly without exits or warnings? No motorist would stand it!

  • Labann
    Reply Sep 25, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Yes, it is a great asset. You can trace most of what's illegally wrong with RI's bikenet at a glance. The fact that you need a map is actually indicative and indictable. EVERY road should have bike, ped and wheelchair access or assigned parallel routes according to federal law, not be confined into hilly suburbs.

    I used to keep up a statewide list of every intersection that was inimical to cycling. The problem was it kept growing and made for depressing reading. Each such intersection intimidates cyclists and results in stretches which otherwise would be usable.

    Glad to see the Wilbur Ave bridge restored. This makes it possible to use RI 246 (Louisquisset Pike) until it gets very hilly and tosses you into bad traffic on RI 116. Instead you can climb quieter Great Road. But the entire interchange of I-295, RI 116 and RI 146 doesn't come close to meeting federal mandates for bikeability.

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