Category Archives : Advocacy

28

Mar

News from the Woonasquatucket

Some news about the Woonasquatucket River Greenway project that came across the NBW mailing list: It seems that the Mayor of Johnston wants to to prevent the continuation of the Woonasquatucket Greenway into and through his town. He has discounted READ MORE

27

Mar

Aquidneck Island Traffic Study

I happened upon another blog posting stating that: Tina Dolen, the Executive Director of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, announced that they had secured $500K from RIDOT for a “holistic,” island-wide traffic study. “We made proposal to RIDOT to conduct READ MORE

20

Mar

Awareness Test

A link to this video came across the NBW email list. It seems to be sponsored by London’s Mayor through the Transport for London program and is a great example of how concentrating on a particular task cause you to READ MORE

19

Mar

Transportation Enhancement Funding Spared

The League of American Bicyclists recently alerted us to some good news about the future of the 2008 Transportation Enhancement funds. On Thursday, March 6, 2008, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) ordered states to return $3.15 billion in READ MORE

07

Mar

Bike-to-Work Day Email List

If you are interested in helping with the B2WD preparations, please be sure to sign up for our B2WD email list.  We will be using this list as our primary means of communications as we prepare for the event.  If READ MORE

07

Mar

According to an ABC syndicated news report, the Chicago City Council is considering imposing fines ranging from $150 to $500 on motorists who endanger bicyclists. The proposed ordinance includes fines on motorists who turn left or right in front of READ MORE

06

Mar

I sent a question about traffic-light sensors into “Ask RIDOT” a while back and just happened to notice they answered it. The bottom line appears to be: RIDOT does not currently use bicycle detection at signalized intersections. The Department has READ MORE

04

Mar

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

04

Mar

Year of the Bicycle?

The people over at DailyPress.com posted an article about whether high oil prices will make 2008 the year of the bicycle. Oil costs are surpassing $100 a barrel, global warming alarm calls are mounting, polluting autos and trucks increasingly clog READ MORE

02

Mar

Sharrows?

Some progressive cities have begun using sharrows, shared road markings, to remind motorists that bicycles have a right to the road and that we may well be riding farther in the lane than they would expect. Unfortunately, cities that have READ MORE