Island bike path seen as boon for real estate

A NEW LANE: A rendering of the proposed bike path that would link Aquidneck Island’s communities. / COURTESY AQUIDNECK ISLAND PLANNING COMMISSION
A NEW LANE: A rendering of the proposed bike path that would link Aquidneck Island’s communities. / COURTESY AQUIDNECK ISLAND PLANNING COMMISSION
Bicycles and islands are a natural fit, but as anyone who has followed the fury over Sakonnet River Bridge tolls knows, Rhode Island’s largest island runs on cars. For years, Aquidneck Island bicycle advocates have worked to make the Newport area friendlier to two-wheeled transport, touting it as relief from summer traffic, parking problems and…

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