RIDOT backs off contested S. Water Street bike lane project

Updated at 5:51 p.m.

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION will not seek a review of the contested South Water Street bike lane. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE
PROVIDENCE – State transportation officials are reneging on legal and financial threats over a contested bike lane project along the downtown riverfront. In a statement on Thursday, the R.I. Department of Transportation said it decided not to “press the issue” of federal or state review for the South Water Street bike lane. RIDOT Director Peter…

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