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TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...
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

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

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...

Providence coalition plans demonstration bike lane on Hope Street

PROVIDENCE – A group of cycling advocates is taking the wheel on efforts to win over naysayers to the city’s ambitious bike lane network. The...

RIDOT backs off contested S. Water Street bike lane project

PROVIDENCE – State transportation officials are reneging on legal and financial threats over a contested bike lane project along the downtown riverfront. In a statement...

Elorza: RIDOT request to halt South Water Street bike lane ‘dubious...

PROVIDENCE – The city is moving full speed ahead with construction of a bike lane along South Water Street despite a warning from the...

Tale of 2 bike lanes: Providence moves ahead with contested South...

PROVIDENCE – Providence has pumped the brakes on a contested two-way bike lane along Mount Pleasant Avenue. But similar concerns have not stopped the city...

Providence resumes ambitious ‘urban trails’ projects, fate of contested bike lane...

PROVIDENCE – The city is poised to hit the ground running on its ambitious Great Streets Initiative master plan, with 20 miles of city...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza touts accomplishments, outlines vision for ‘new Providence’

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza drew a sharp contrast between the financially mismanaged, crime-ridden and dilapidated city of his childhood and the...
EASY RIDER: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, pictured in 2016, says there’s still time for residents to weigh in on his plans for a network of connected “urban trails” for cyclists and others. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Forcing road changes on residents is bad politics, worse policy

There are many good reasons to encourage more bike travel in the capital city, including environmental and aesthetic benefits of reducing the number of...

Providence’s ‘urban trails’ plan draws objections

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza rolled out his Great Streets Initiative master plan on Jan. 27, but it didn’t take long for some residents...

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