Please read and sign this urgent Transportation Funding Alert put together by RI Bike and Paths to Progress to require RIDOT to allocate more money for biking and walking infrastructure.
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for 2022-2031 is the comprehensive planning document for all road and bridge work in Rhode Island. The STIP currently designates only 1.8% of the budget for biking and walking, continuing RIDOT’s perpetual underfunding of active transportation, even though Rhode Islanders vote time and again for more funding.
Now is the time to influence how your tax dollars are spent in Rhode Island cities and towns. Let’s send the message to Governor McKee and RIDOT Director Alviti that we require safer and more connected bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. We want the Statewide Bicycle Mobility Plan funded. And we want cleaner air, elevated equity, and healthful transportation options. RIDOT must be better attuned to all road users in everyone’s best interest.
On this linked page, you’ll find instructions to submit your comments in writing and to attend a public hearing: in Narragansett on Tues 6/29 and in Providence on Wed 6/30.
Please don’t wait – take action right away. And please share this information widely. Thank you!