As you may be aware, the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) recently announced a $500K Aquidneck Island traffic study.
“The study is a results-oriented project, with measurable outcomes, that will have both fast-track up-front solutions and long-term recommendations,” said Tina Dolen, AIPC executive director. “I cannot overemphasize how vital public participation will be, and our workshops and Web site will continually seek feedback from those who use Aquidneck Island by driving, walking, bicycling, riding the bus, the train or ferries.”
I was glad to see that bicycles were included in the study. Hopefully, we cyclists will rise to the occasion and provide them with plenty of input. They claim that
“The public will ensure the study is grounded in real-life experience on the roadways.” Four public workshops will be held during the study process, with the first scheduled in September on a date to be announced.
We will post updates as we find out more details. In the mean time, I encourage everyone to visit the VHB website mentioned above.