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Apeiron’s Sustainable Living Festival, June 7 & 8

On June 7th and 8th, the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living ( is holding its annual Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival & Clean Energy Expo. And the Providence Bicycle Coalition is helping Apeiron to offer a way to get to READ MORE



ghost bike

There has been a ghost bike locked up outside of the Providence Art Club on Thomas St (between Benefit and N Main) since earlier this spring. It memorializes Amanda Lynn Benge, who passed away on February 2, 2008 after a READ MORE



Advocacy in DC

The Washington Area Bicyclists Assn and DC DOT seem to have a pretty tight relationship – they teamed up to put up this billboard. What are the chances we could do something similar in the Providence area?



Bike lanes on Blackstone Blvd: Part 2

The first Boulevard bike lane striping entry on this website attracted far more comments – pro and con – than any other topic that has ever appeared on this site. So it wasn’t terribly surprising that the public meeting, held READ MORE



Bike Lanes on Blackstone Boulevard? For real. Read on…

Years of work has led to the scheduling of a public meeting regarding striping bike lanes onto Blackstone Boulevard. It is imperative that as many bike lane boosters as possible be in attendance to show the City that the community READ MORE



Free Bikes for College Students?

Not in Providence (yet), but it is happening for a small college in Wisconsin, in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and parking stress. Check it out here! Just imagine what the neighborhoods around Brown and PC would look like…



City of Providence bike plan map

The version of the city’s bike plan map currently posted on the planning dept. website is not the final version.  This one, however, is.



RIP Sheldon Brown

One of the country’s most knowledgeable and passionate cycling advocates, Sheldon Brown, passed away on Sunday. A VeloNews article points readers to a memorial blog for Sheldon Brown where they are encouraging people to submit their stories and memories.  I’d READ MORE



Greenways Alliance of RI

GARI (Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island) holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday Oct 24 at Gibbs College in Cranston from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.



work items for the Coalition?

Here’s something to consider: One of the reasons that many of Providence’s streets are such a disaster is that the utility companies, after digging then patching, don’t return to resurface after their patches have sunk. Recently I learned (I think READ MORE