Aaron Read / RIPR

August 26, 2015

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James Baumgartner

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.

Elisabeth Harrison

Officials cut the ribbon Friday on a brand new section of bike path along the Blackstone River. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison reports the project also restored a portion of the river wall that was damaged in the 2010 flood.

You’ve heard the song that goes "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Well, this is just the opposite.

"Cyclovia" Event Lets Bikers Hit the Streets

Jul 1, 2013
Flo Jonic / RIPR

A section of Broad Street in Providence was closed to traffic Sunday for the second annual Cyclovia, an event aimed at promoting physical activity among city residents.

The city of Providence hosted the first of three so-called “Cyclovia”  events Sunday.  A quarter mile of Broad Street was closed to car traffic, leaving the broad avenue free for bicycling, walking, skating, running or just plain socializing.

The event is sponsored by the city of Providence, according to organizer Ellen Cynar .

Bicycling Towards Urban Renaissance

Apr 8, 2013


Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 PM, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence RI

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 discussion we explore how making the city an attractive place to live and bike could boost the capital city’s bottom line.

Providence Bicycle App Now Running Smoothly

Mar 19, 2013

Providence launched a smartphone app to track the rides of cyclists earlier this year.  After a couple hiccups, the app is now helping city planners create a bicycle master plan for the city.