05

Feb

RIP Sheldon Brown

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 READ MORE

04

Feb

Providence/Newport Ferry Service to End in 2008

According to a RIPTA ferry report, the high speed ferry service between Providence and Newport will end after the 2008 season. RIPTA’s Providence/Newport Ferry Service has been a hit since it was introduced in 2000. In 2007, ridership for the 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

11

Jan

Advocacy Meeting

The next PBC advocacy meeting will be 6pm on February 7th @ The Hub.  Hope you can join us to discuss how to make Providence more bike friendly.

10

Jan

Interbike East Coast Demo Day

Carlton Reid over at BikeBiz.com is reporting that there will be an Interbike East Coast Demo Day in 2008.  The dates will be October 21st – 22nd and it will be held at Roger Williams Park. The Interbike Outdoor Demo READ MORE

04

Jan

SRAM/ORBEA /ZIPP Clinic@ Providence Bicycle

Sram-Zipp/Orbea Clinic Coming to Providence Bicycle on Thursday January 10th at 7:00pm the SRAM/ORBEA / ZIPP WHEELS TECH CLINIC. We will have as our guests Butch Balzano from SRAM NEUTRAL SUPPORT, CJ Bradbury with ZIPP and Derrick Griggs of ORBEA 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