Tags : newport

05

Sep

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. View original article:  The Mansions Guided Bike Tour

28

Feb

Pick Your Ride with Clean Ocean Access

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Source:   Pick Your Ride with Clean Ocean Access

27

Feb

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Continue at source –  Bike Newport Night 2019!

27

Feb

Bike Newport Night 2019 – Fund The Pump Track!

Bike Newport Night 2019 – new location! We LOVE our friends at our past location – Midtown Oyster Bar – thanks for all the great years upstairs! And we LOVE our friends at our NEW location – PARLOR Bar & Kitchen – THANK YOU for bringing us to the ground floor where even more of us can celebrate BIKE PROGRESS. We can’t wait for this party! There’ll be singing, dancing, thrilling and chilling – and lots of great food and drink as we celebrate Bike Newport and fundraise for the PUMP TRACK at the Big Blue Bike Barn! Fantastic food, amazing auction items, VeloSprint Racing,  the best live music, and the annual GRAND PRIZE bike! What’s this Pump Track, you ask? Well, just as we’re breaking ground, cutting doors, designing gardens, planning the murals and trails for our spring buildout at the Big Blue Bike Barn – the Housing Authority has generously DOUBLED the land they’re making available to us. Talk about partners! Why? Because they know that our young people STILL need a place to ride and play away from cars – and what better place than a PUMP TRACK? The kids are too stoked for words – and so are we – so let’s build this thing! And yes – of course, YOU can ride there, too! we’ll just let the kids go first 🙂 The Pump Track will make a great thing even better –  The Bike Barn already has work underway for program areas and shelter from the sun. For solar panels and community gardens and a connecting trails into Miantonomi Park. Now we’ve added a Pump Track to the plan. This is all thanks to YOU – our fellow dreamers and doers – and your support and enthusiasm. And we couldn’t be more grateful. Exciting silent auction donations are rolling in from many of our business friends. Check back often – here and on our Facebook Event page – and do spread the word! So COME TO BIKE NEWPORT NIGHT and CELEBRATE. Questions about the event? Want to volunteer or donate to the auction? Whatever you need, just contact Allyson McCalla (401) 619-4900 allyson@bikenewportri.org. See you soon! The kids are waiting! The post Bike Newport Night 2019 – Fund The Pump Track! appeared first on Bike Newport.

27

Feb

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Link to article: Big Blue Bike Barn Plans Just Got BIGGER!

27

Feb

Plans for the Big Blue Bike Barn Just Got BIGGER!

(Newport, RI) There’s an exciting project sprouting on the north side of Miantonomi Park, and it just got even more exciting. The campus of Newport’s Big Blue Bike Barn – due to open this Spring – is getting a lot bigger, READ MORE

26

Feb

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. See the original article here –  The Second Annual Farm to Farm Ride!

31

Jan

Join our Advocacy Team!

We are gathering an Advocacy Team comprised of community members throughout Newport and surrounding areas, who are passionate about creating complete streets in Newport. We will be holding discussions, attending relevant meetings of the city council, and helping with moving any planned complete streets projects forward. If you are interested in using your voice in support of complete streets for all road users, influencing decision making and policies and to increase ridership within our city, please consider joining our Advocacy Team here and click ‘Advocacy for Bicycle Infrastructure.’ In addition, the public are very welcome at the Newport Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission meetings on the first Monday of the month at 5:30-7pm – the next meeting is Tuesday Feb at the Newport Library meeting rooms (downstairs.) Let’s do this! The post Join our Advocacy Team! appeared first on Bike Newport.

26

Jan

Rhode Island Department of Transportation Proposal Slashes Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Funding Statewide  (Jan 26, 2019) The “Major Amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Plan” presented by RIDOT to the State Transportation Advisory Committee on January 24th includes 33% cut to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) over four years. TAP is the primary source of funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects statewide. According to a press release from the RI Bicycle Coalition: “While RIDOT asserts that shortfalls from the General Assembly’s Capital Budget, delays in constructing toll infrastructure, and deteriorating bridges are the cause of the amendment, very little of the proposed change will fund bridge work. Instead, one new $28.8 million highway project in western Cranston is one of the biggest proposed changes, along with large allocations to build toll gantries ($61.6 million) and ‘Headquarters Operations’ which includes more than doubling the ‘Legal’ line item to $24.9 million.” The $27 million in proposed cuts includes eliminating the $5 million Bicycle Improvements Contingency Account funded by the 2016 Green Economy Bond. Bike Newport’s Executive Director, Bari Freeman, sits on the state’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and Bicycle Mobility Plan Committee, and is a member of the statewide coalition Paths to Progress that advises the state on bicycle and pedestrian project planning and funding. “The TAC created the contingency fund in response to these statewide coalitions and in order to ensure assignment of those funds to align with the statewide Bicycle Mobility Plan priorities. Those funds are untouchable. Our state electorate resoundingly voted those funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects by 79%,” Freeman stated. “That’s not approval – that’s a mandate, and they will not be redirected to highway or any project other than those for which they were intended.” The proposed amendment eliminates, cuts or delays funding to 35 bicycle and pedestrian projects statewide, including separated bike paths, sidewalks, and critical on-road connections. On Aquidneck Island, the Melville Connector and the Mount Hope Bay Path in Portsmouth will be eliminated; the shared use path and sidewalks on East Main Road in Portsmouth and Middletown will be eliminated; and scheduled improvements to Thames Street, Spring Street, Farewell Street, Bellevue Avenue, and Marlborough Street in Newport will be delayed to 2023 and beyond. Portsmouth Town Councilor Daniela Abbott is one of many bicycle and pedestrian advocates opposed to the cuts, “East Main Road is finally getting the sidewalks and bike paths so desperately overdue for transportation safety. These cuts are not considering people’s safety, connectivity, or economy. RIDOT needs to, and will be, better informed by the people of this state who intend to walk and ride to get where we’re going.” Bike Newport and Aquidneck Island Planning Commission are planning community information and discussion meetings to take place in addition to the upcoming public meetings scheduled by RIDOT. These meeting dates will be announced next week. For more information and updates, please follow Bike Newport online at www.bikenewportri.org and @bikenewportri on social media. The post ALERT: RIDOT Proposal Slashes Bike Funding appeared first on Bike Newport.

25

Jan

TAC Meeting – Letter to Members re: Major Amendment to the TIP

The post below first appeared on the Bike Newport blog. Jump to original:  TAC Meeting – Letter to Members re: Major Amendment to the TIP