Category Archives : Alternative Transportation

27

Jan

Update: RIDOT has withdrawn the amendment. Original post continues below. Are you outraged about the proposal to steal money away from bicycle and pedestrian projects? Here’s what you can do: Read the proposed amendment. It is a long slog, butRead More

16

Aug

By Molly Henry, New England Regional Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance Gano Street in Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood may have bicycle signage and shared lane markings but for residents and visitors on two wheels, the experience is less than comfortable.  HighRead More

17

Sep

Providence PARK(ing) Day is THIS FRIDAY, September 19, 2014. Volunteers are needed to help with the temporary bike lane installation, the first in the state!   PARK(ing) Day Providence invites Providence residents and businesses to temporarily repurpose their on-street or lotRead More

16

Apr

The first ever National Bike Challenge start May 1st.  The best part, you can participate by doing what you love… riding your bike.  RIBike has signed up with the League of American Cyclists to help coordinate statewide participation.  Let’s seeRead More

02

Nov

Secret To A Long, Healthy Life: Bike To The Store by Nancy Shute 02:39 pm November 2, 2011 Hajime Ando/Flickr Putting the shopping bags in the bike basket rather than in the car trunk could deliver big health benefits. WhatRead More

26

Oct

How to Ride in Traffic:  3-part class, Cost $45 Space Limited / REGISTRATION REQUIRED Please RSVP ASAP to info@bikenewport.me Taught by LAB certified instructors Wed 11/9 6-8pm at Newport Public Library Program Room Thurs 11/10 6-8pm at Newport Public Library StrideRead More

27

Sep

The League of American Bicyclists released an analysis of the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey earlier this week.   The last numbers I looked at, for 2008 listed Providence with 1.2% of commuters using bicycles as their primary meansRead More

05

Mar

Are you one of the many people plagued by the recent automobile recalls?  Plagued by stories about sudden acceleration and failing brakes, the press is reminding us how danger it can be to drive an automobile.  A recent segment onRead More

22

Dec

An article on Green.Blorge discusses a new project out of MIT called the Copenhagen Wheel.  It was unveiled on December 15th at the United Nations Climate Conference.  This wheel is the first of it’s kind which will allow you toRead More

10

Nov

I’m shocked.  According to a Providence Business News article: The federal government spent more on pedestrians in the Providence metropolitan area than in any other urban region over the last three years, according to a study released Monday. The governmentRead More