Is Providence Biking Toward a Better Future?


It took Portland, Ore., 30 years to become the biking mecca it is today. What about Providence? With the city’s bike master plan set to roll out in June, are we on our way to Biketopia? Some have criticized the plan for being too cautious. But other longtime bikers see a glimmer of hope for the future of biking in Providence. ecoRI News spoke with Jack Madden, owner of Legend Bicycle in Providence, James Kennedy, biker and blogger for Transport Providence, and Eric Weis, trail program coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance and member of Providence’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.


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