Author : All posts by bschiller

06

Jun

There are many, especially in the bicycle community, who are aware how the drive-everywhere culture has eroded the quality of both cities and the countryside, that transportation emissions are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, that always driving contributesRead More

26

Jul

Have you ever been annoyed, or even terrified, by someone yakking on the phone while driving coming at you and not paying attention?  If so, there may be progress as the RI Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, a bill toRead More

15

Jul

The answer to the title question is, not much. Widely known, the State House of Representatives did not act on the proposal to toll large trucks even though the Governor, her new RIDOT Director and their labor allies made impassioned pleasRead More

02

Mar

The nominal deadline for introducing bills in the RI Gerrtal Assembly has passed and here are some observations; Bills to up penalties when a motorist not taking “due care” kills or injures a bicyclist, pedestrian, or other “vulnerable road userRead More

09

Oct

Judy Byrnes sent to RI Bike a large packet of info about how the East Bay Bike Path got built including newspaper clippings, various letters sent, and legislation filed.  The latter is a copy of H7676 filed in March 1980Read More

15

Jun

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Rumor has it Fri June 20 will be the last day of the RI General Assembly. RIBike has endorsed a bill, S2092A that will eventually ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving (with a few exceptions.)   With distractedRead More

06

Dec

The question of expanding capacity on Ripta’s bike racks came up at a recent meeting between a group from the Ripta Riders Alliance and RIPTA planners.  Currently just about all the regular full size 40 ft buses have bike racksRead More

13

Jun

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The RI bike community should know that at 9am on Thurs June 20 RIDOT is calling a stakeholder meeting for their project to replace the I-95 Viaduct where it goes over the rr tracks and roads behind Providence Place mall.Read More

03

Mar

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So on Tuesday, March 5 at the “rise” – which means when the session that starts at 4pm ends – the House Judiciary Committee has a hearing on a slew of bills that relate to highway safety.  This will be in the House LoungeRead More

01

Mar

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Bicyclists, understandably concerned about highway safety,  should be  aware that about 30 bills related to that subject have been filed at the General Assembly.   One is a reintroduction of our “vulnerable road user” bill, H5777, sponsored again by Representative Teresa Tanzi of Narragansett.  That bill ups theRead More