City touts speed reduction from contested bike lane project

CITY OFFICIALS on Thursday gathered to celebrate the completion of several projections within the Great Streets Initiative, including a two-way bike lane along South Water Street which, according to a recent traffic study, has already reduced speeding. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE
PROVIDENCE – A contested city project to build a bike lane along the Providence waterfront is already achieving its intended safety effects, according to analysis shared by the city on Thursday. A mid-October review from consultant McMahon Associates showed the two-way bike lane along South Water Street had reduced speeding by vehicles, the city said.…

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  1. Ugh! These stupid bike lanes!! How much has business dropped off for businesses on Water Street and South Main Street due to that stupid thing?
    If you want to ride a bike then go to a park or watch where you’re going on a street!
    Businesses down there are hurting, and Elorza doesn’t give a damn!
    Thank goodness he’ll be out of office soon!