BATTLE LANES: Mobility advocates fight for space on road, but opposition remains

MUTED REACTION: Reaction to sections of new bike lanes on Empire Street in downtown Providence, pictured, has been muted, at least so far, unlike other areas of the city such as along South Water Street.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
MUTED REACTION: Reaction to sections of new bike lanes on Empire Street in downtown Providence, pictured, has been muted, at least so far, unlike other areas of the city such as along South Water Street. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
The 8½-mile cycling route from Robert Isenberg’s ­Cranston home to his job at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island on Providence’s East Side is equal parts scenic and harrowing. At some points, Isenberg pedals past river views along bike trails far from car traffic. At other points, he feels exposed on busy roads, with…

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  1. Bikes are for parks.
    Cars are for roads.

    Stop Elorza’s CRAZY bike-lane plan. It will destroy small business. If people near Hope Street want to ride a bike, they have the entire Blackstone Boulevard to do so WITHOUT interrupting small businesses by taking away critical parking spaces.

    WHEN, OH WHEN will Providence become PRO-BUSINESS rather than pro-left-wing loudmouths?