Category Archives : News

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Feb

STC Meeting Update

A small contingent from Bike-To-Brown, Brown Cycling, and other concerned cyclists attended todays State Traffic Commission (STC) meeting.  The agenda item we were most interested in was the RIDOT proposal restricting bicycles from the Henderson Bridge roadway during the upcoming READ MORE

12

Feb

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.

11

Feb

RIDOT Asking to Ban Bikes on Henderson Roadways

I posted this over on the Bike-To-Brown site as well, but it’s important enough to repeat it here.  RIDOT has a request listed on the agenda for the February 13th, 2008 meeting of the State Traffic Commission (STC) to: approve READ MORE

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

18

Jan

A report released by the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission calls for a significant federal gasoline tax increase of up to 40 cents implemented over 5 years.  On top of this, a number of states are considering 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