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Students in Newport will learn tips during the new school year on how to stay out of harm’s way when they walk and bike to school.

Newport has earned the unfortunate distinction of dangerous roadways for cyclists and pedestrians. It’s one of two cities in Rhode Island with the highest number of road injuries and fatalities, according to Bari Freeman, the executive director of Bike Newport. The organization is overseeing a new bicycle safety program that teaches kids to be aware of other people on the road and follow the traffic rules.

Aaron Read / RIPR

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August 26, 2015

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Rhode Island Public Radio, the NPR Member Station for Rhode Island, is the only Bicycle Friendly Business in the Ocean State.
 

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) with a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining more than 1,000 visionary businesses from across the country.

Cycling fans roll out the bicycles Saturday for Bike Fest RI.  The annual event is hosted this year at the Met School in Providence.

Organizers say it kicks off Rhode Island’s cycling season. That’s cycling season if you’re a casual biker. Hard core cyclists like Ed Raff ride through the winter. Raff is one of the organizers of Bike Fest RI. He said the event is geared toward getting everyone try biking just a little bit more.

Family mementos and memories.  For many of us they’re vitally important – and full of vitality, keeping loved ones near to our hearts, especially once they’re no longer with us.  Precious trinkets, heirlooms, one-of-a-kind photographs, this is the stuff that binds us to the people we care about. The novelist Saul Bellow once wrote, “Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.”  And as we hear from Reed Caster in this encore essay, profound connections are sometimes forged from the most modest inheritances.

Policy and Pinot: Bicycles in Rhode Island

Apr 21, 2013
Aaron Read / RIPR

Bicycles in Rhode Island

Providence is striving to become a city where young people want to live and work. For many, having a green way to commute is vital. In this Policy and Pinot we explore how making the city an attractive place to live and bike could boost the capital city’s bottom line.

Moderator:
Bradley Campbell – Environment Reporter / Weekend Host, Rhode Island Public Radio

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