Rhode Island’s Bike Infrastructure a Disjointed Maze

In June 2012 complete-streets legislation was passed by the General Assembly. The law requires federal- and state-funded road-construction projects to consider bicyclists, public-transit users and pedestrians during the design process. The goal is to increase road safety for non-automobile users and, thereby, encourage people to use alternative forms of transportation.

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A First for Aquidneck Island: Off-Road Bike Path

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Town Council will soon decide whether Portsmouth will be home to Aquidneck Island’s first off-road bike path. Despite its reputation as a tourist and recreational destination, the island’s bike infrastructure lags behind other areas of Rhode Island, which is recognized regionally for its bicycling many opportunities.

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No Rhyme or Reason to Providence’s Bike Lanes, Paths

PROVIDENCE — The city only considers bike paths and lanes in situations where roadwork is planned and conditions are right. There currently is no protocol for identifying an area of bike-infrastructure need, and the city’s 7-year-old bike master plan is already out of date.

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