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 construction project. I wrote up an extended post on the Bike-To-Brown website, so take a… read more
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.
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 the restriction of bicycles to use the sidewalk area only on the Henderson Bridge. Naturally,… read more
Wednesday, May 21st, 2008, 7:00 PM Cranston Parkade, outside KMart A free worldwide event on a single day, at a single hour. Visit http://www.rideofsilence.org This is a 14 mile, slow paced bicycle ride to remember victims of automotive carnage, raise “Share the Road” awareness, and save lives. Bring a bike in good repair, and a… read more
One of the country’s most knowledgeable and passionate cycling advocates, Sheldon Brown, passed away on Sunday. A VeloNews article points readers to a memorial blog for Sheldon Brown where they are encouraging people to submit their stories and memories. I’d encourage anyone who knew Sheldon Brown to submit their comments to the blog.
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. As he was heading Down North Main Street, I went up Smith Street, past the… read more
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. As we reported earlier, there was a teen killed in Taunton not long ago, where… read more
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. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA_Crc67SAM It sparked a rather interesting discussion between the two of us. Does this video show complete chaos (bikes all over everywhere, cars being cut off, and cyclist taking unnecessary… read more
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 Taunton told police he was behind the wheel typing a text message on his cellphone… read more
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 of all ages and abilities, she asserts, need to be able to move safely along… read more
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 week, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office said yesterday I have yet to figure… read more
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 portion of the letter focused on bike trails … we have nearly 50 miles of… read more