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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.
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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...

Concerns raised over expanded e-bike, scooter program

Some neighborhood and business leaders in Providence are worried that the city’s plan to allow more rental electric bikes and scooters on the streets...

AARP Rhode Island awards $44K in community challenge grants

PROVIDENCE – AARP Rhode Island announced June 29 that it has awarded $44,852 to four local organizations in Community Challenge grants to help the...

Plans for Microfibres site please some, worry others

FOR THE FIRST TIME since Microfibres Inc. went out of business in 2016, the former fabrics factory at 1 Moshassuck St. in Pawtucket appears...

Lack of explanation over state bus hub plan leaves riders with...

PROVIDENCE – State transportation officials will continue making their case at public meetings on Tuesday for a new public transit hub on Dorrance Street...
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...

New strategy to ease bike backlash is limited

Hoping to curb some of the resistance to bike lanes, street safety and cycling advocates are trying a different approach by offering a preview...

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...

Does restaurants’ expanded sidewalk seating need limits?

Outdoor seating on sidewalks, bike lanes and city streets have helped save restaurants and bars during the pandemic, but some say it’s making it...

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...

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