Providence Bicycling Master Plan – Electronic Copy



Providence Bicycling Master Plan – Electronic Copy

providence_bicycling_master_plan_coverFor those unable to join Mayor Taveras for the today’s 9:45am unveiling of the Providence Bicycle Master Plan, here is an electronic copy.

We’d love to hear what you think of the plan, so please add your voice through a comment.  As always, keep the comments on topic and civil towards one another.

If you were able to attend the unveiling in person, please share your thoughts through a comment.


  • Resident Evil
    Nov 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Glad to see Providence's chronically neglected Prairie Avenue now repaved with SHARROWS! But is doesn't make it safer for cyclists in any way.

    • Mark Dieterich
      Nov 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      While sharrows don't provide a lane separated facility, I don't think it's fair to claim they don't "make it safer for cyclists in a any way". They aren't ideal, but I do think they help to reinforce the fact that bicycles have a right to the road. I also think they help to educate cyclists where to ride on a road. I see cyclists every day that are riding in a door zone. If placed properly, sharrows remind cyclists where to ride on the road.

      This being said, we can't just settle for sharrows. We need to keep the pressure on local municipalities and the state to ensure every project, whether new or just repairs, keeps cycling infrastructure front and center.

  • Resident Evil
    Nov 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Plan calls for a dedicated bikeway behind Dunkin Donuts through park adjacent to Gano St, which would be a big improvement (for which I've been lobbying for a decade) on transit from India Park to Henderson Bridge. Gano St with sharrows will never be safe, plus it's another unnecessary climb while flat West bank goes unpaved an unused.

    In general, bicycling ought to reclaim easiest routes, since motoring has no issue climbing. It's not so much that cyclists can't climb, it's just that the more hills en route the shorter distance you're willing to take on.