Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, seen here sporting the new RI Bike logo, officially opened the South Water Street Urban Trail yesterday with a celebratory ribbon cutting. The South Water Street trail is just the latest segment of Providence’s Great Streets Initiative and has transformed the route into a complete street with space and safety for… read more
Congratulations to East Providence and all the businesses and residents of Watchamoket Square! The long awaited First Street protected bike lane pilot is open! First Street is an important connection between the George Redman Linear Park along the Washington Bridge and the East Bay Bike Path. By protecting cyclists along First Street, East Providence has… read more
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%… read more
GREAT NEWS! As of Friday, June 25th, 2021, the vulnerable road users bills became LAW. The new statute has two sections. The first defines a vulnerable road user as any person using the road without the benefit of a motor vehicle. Cyclists, pedestrians, EMTs, police officers and construction workers working in the street, people riding… read more
After being dropped off the State Transportation Improvement Plan by RIDOT in 2019, the Trestle Trail is once again on the table. Representative Langevin submitted the Trestle Trail as part of the member-designated project request. Once completed, the Trestle Trail will connect the Washington Secondary Trail to the Connecticut border, creating a regional active transportation… read more
Do you have questions about the Bond Issues on the Rhode Island Special Election ballot? You may want to tune in to Common Cause RI’s Demystifying Democracy seminar on Thursday, February 25, starting at 7 PM. RI’s Treasurer Seth Magaziner will explain the bonds and panelists will discuss their support or opposition. RI Bike’s Board Chair, Kathleen… read more
Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition urges voters to REJECT Question 4 Question 4: $72 million for transportation infrastructure, to match federal funds for ports, highways, roads and bridges The RI Bike Board is highly skeptical of RIDOT and its claims. The agency has earned our skepticism by its actions over the years in many ways. Bond fund shenanigans:… read more
Do you have ideas for improving bicycling in Rhode Island? We want to hear them. Join us for our first Zoom Advocacy meeting on Monday July 13, 6-8 pm. As we have said before, many of our activities are on pause, but advocacy must continue. We want to hear from you! Here are the details:… read more
With great sadness, we announce the loss of our respected board member, Jerry Hobbs. Jerry brought a great deal to the RI Bike Board– critical thinking, creativity and an eagerness to get the projects done. He was an enthusiastic cyclist who was willing to be involved in making bicycling better for everyone, off and on… read more
There are five Fridays this May, so here’s another Friday scavenger hunt to try!
Here’s your weekly scavenger hunt challenge. This one is focused on Providence’s East Side and combines on-road and off-road riding. Follow the cue sheet and see how many of the pictures you can match! Ride safely and let us know how it goes!