Category Archives : Advocacy

25

Jan

Cyclist Told He Shouldn’t be on the Road – By Police

This morning’s Projo had a letter to the editor from a cyclist who was told he shouldn’t be on the streets, by a police officer.  The cyclist was out for a ride on New Year’s day and returned through Providence.  READ MORE

16

Jan

Bills Want RI Drivers to Hang up Cell Phones

From an article in yesterday’s projo, Amid growing reports nationwide of fatal car accidents tied to cell phone use, Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would ban hand-held mobile telephones and prohibit text messaging while driving. READ MORE

11

Jan

Chaos or Utopia

A friend of mine recently sent a link to the following video of a time lapse video of a student rush hour in Cambridge, UK. It sparked a rather interesting discussion between the two of us. Does this video show READ MORE

28

Dec

Man Kills Taunton Teen on Bicycle

The Boston Globe has a story of man who killed a teen when he lost control of his SUV while sending a text message on his cell phone. The man accused of killing a 13-year-old boy in a hit-and-run in READ MORE

22

Dec

A National Fight for Saner Streets

I happened upon an interesting article about the Complete The Streets program in The Seattle Times. Complete streets “are about a right of way for everyone out there traveling, walking or biking,” says Barbara McCann, the movement coordinator. All users READ MORE

16

Dec

AG: No Charges in Cycling Death

Another cyclist killed and no charges will be brought against the motorist. According to a Providence Journal article: A criminal charge against a Westerly woman who fatally struck a Warwick man riding his bicycle in Charlestown will be dropped next READ MORE

30

Nov

Director of RIDOT Response

About a month ago, we posted a copy of our letter to Director Williams. We scanned a copy of his response letter, so everyone could take a read. Unfortunately, it seemed to be a pretty boiler plate response. A large READ MORE

28

Nov

RI Gets a C+ on Combating Global Warming

I just heard a piece on NPR that discussed a new report out by a coalition of New England States and Canada. The bottom line is that RI scored a C+ ranking: Over the past year Rhode Island made improvements READ MORE

14

Nov

Letter to the Editor

Our very own Jack Madden wrote the following letter to the editor of the Projo The frustrating gridlock that has resulted from the recent opening of Phase 1 of the “Iway” project should be no surprise to those who plan READ MORE

14

Nov

Portland, Cultivating a Culture of Two Wheels

The NYTimes had a recent article discussing the impact cycling has had on the economy of Portland, Or.  While the article says that Mia Birk, a former city employee who helped lead Portland’s efforts to expand cycling in the 1990s, READ MORE