Author : All posts by bschiller

24

Jun

“Frank’s Law” is the law!

On its last day the General Assembly approved “safe passing” bills H7243A (sponsor: Gemma) and S2706A (Connors) which the Governor has allowed to become law without his signature. Al Gemma took the leadership to get something passed and so it READ MORE

16

Apr

two web sites of interest for different reasons

the (mostly) liberal blog www.rifuture.org has a current post about a near-miss and a recommendation to the web-site www.peopleforbikes.org created by Bikes belong. I recommend checking both out, though you have to register to post or comment on rifuture. If READ MORE

09

Apr

bike issues and the race for Mayor

Has anyone heard of any bicycle-related issue discussed in the Providence Mayor’s campaign? I have not, nor have even heard anything about any transportation issue, not even pothole problems or what to do with Mayor Ciccilline’s Metro Area Transit study READ MORE

03

Apr

“safe passing” bills at the RI legislature

After a speeding motorist killed a bicyclist on a Route 1 shoulder (and the driver was not charged, something I think AG Patrick Lynch needs to answer for) his widow, with the help of the Warwick City Council, sought legislation READ MORE

24

Dec

sunday streets and bike/transit connections

I want to call attention to two items in the latest League of American Bicyclists e-newsletter. One refers to “Sunday Streets.” The article focuses on San Fransisco, noting that due to its past success it is being expanded. On 9 READ MORE

18

Nov

Procycle 2009 Art Show is worth seeing!

I finally saw the Procycle Art show in Pawtucket and strongly recommend that the bike community try to stop in and see it too. It is at the Machines With Magnets (MWM) Gallery, 400 Main St, Pawtucket (near Park, from READ MORE

13

Nov

Anti-texting Bill is Now the Law!

As has been reported, the anti-texting -while-driving issue we had previously noted is now the law.  On November 4th, the Governor signed S204B which the Assembly passed last month after amending it so that the fines for violations would be READ MORE