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Third eastbound travel lane opens on Washington Bridge

PROVIDENCE – As part of the latest effort to encourage smoother traffic flow over the Washington Bridge, the R.I. Department of Transportation opened a...

Third lane on eastbound side of Washington Bridge expected to open...

PROVIDENCE – A much-needed third lane on the eastbound side of the Washington Bridge is expected to open ahead of Wednesday’s morning commute. The R.I....
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Brett P. Smiley has floated the possibility of removing the bike lanes on South Water Street to make more room for motor vehicles while part of the Washington Bridge is rebuilt over two years. / PBN PHOTO

Possibility of removing South Water St. bike lanes creates a divide

As state and Providence city officials look to address the continuing impacts of the Washington Bridge closure, a different type of transit infrastructure could...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE recently received a $27 million federal grant for its urban trail network of protected, two-way bike lanes, such as the one pictured on Empire Street in downtown Providence. However, Mayor Brett Smiley hasn't committed to finishing the network laid out by former Mayor Jorge Elorza, and his administration is still reviewing city infrastructure before deciding how to spend the money. / PBN FILE PHOTO//ELIZABETH GRAHAM

$27M grant could finish Providence’s bike lane network, but Smiley noncommittal

PROVIDENCE – A new, $27 million federal grant could hypothetically cover the cost to finish former Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s ambitious “urban trail” network. But...

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...

City touts speed reduction from contested bike lane project

PROVIDENCE – A contested city project to build a bike lane along the Providence waterfront is already achieving its intended safety effects, according to...

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...
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