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Another detour for bike path bridges in East Bay

A disagreement between the R.I. Department of Transportation and the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council over who can use two proposed bridges along the...
TEMPORARY FIX: Kathleen Gannon, left, board chair of the Rhode Island Bike Coalition, rides across a temporary, boardwalk-style bridge as part of a detour along the East Bay Bike Path going over the Barrington River in Barrington with coalition members Judy Menton, center, and Chris Menton. The old bridge seen in the background is one of two along the bike path that will be replaced following an allocation of federal money for transportation infrastructure improvements awarded to the state in August.
PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Long-awaited bike bridges will use modular system

After nearly three years of uncertainty, frustration and sometimes outright pessimism for East Bay Bike Path users and alternative transportation advocates, the tentative replacement...

R.I. nets $5M for East Bay Bike Path bridges

BARRINGTON – The potential replacement of two East Bay Bike Path bridges will receive a $5 million boost from the $1.5 trillion federal spending...
FOR 18 MONTHS, signs in Warren and Barrington have detoured cyclists and walkers off the East Bay Bike Path because of two unsafe bridges. Grow Smart Rhode Island says it’s an indication that the R.I. Department of Transportation has put a low priority on “active transportation” infrastructure. / PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Closed bike bridges a rallying point for ‘active transportation’ advocates

The 18-month closure of two crucial bridges on the East Bay Bike Path has become a symbol of a larger problem in Rhode Island...
PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Jorge Elorza

Jorge O. Elorza | Mayor, Providence 1. What is your New Year’s resolution for the city? The long-term vision we have built over the...

2 East Bay Bike Path bridges to close

BARRINGTON – The R.I. Department of Transportation on Nov. 1 will close two bike path bridges that have deteriorated enough to present a public...
A RENDERING of the planned brewery and beer garden for Narragansett Beer in Providence adjacent to India Point Park. / COURTESY NARRAGANSETT BEER

Narragansett Beer buys taproom location near India Point from Brown

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Brewing Co. has completed its acquisition of the property at 271 Tockwotten St. and 230 India St., adjacent to India...
EAST PROVIDENCE has received $100,000 for improvements to Riverside Square.. Above, an aerial photo of the square./ COURTESY CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE

Riverside Square subject of redesign plans

EAST PROVIDENCE – The city of East Providence has received $100,000 for improvements to Riverside Square. The funds will be used to create a...
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