bicycle http://ripr.org en Policy and Pinot: Bicycles in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/policy-and-pinot-bicycles-rhode-island <p><strong>Bicycles in Rhode Island</strong></p><p>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.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Moderator:<br><strong>Bradley Campbell</strong> – Environment Reporter / Weekend Host, Rhode Island Public Radio</p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:13:01 +0000 Bradley Campbell 13917 at http://ripr.org Policy and Pinot: Bicycles in Rhode Island Providence Bicycle App Now Running Smoothly http://ripr.org/post/providence-bicycle-app-now-running-smoothly <p>Providence launched a smartphone app to track the rides of cyclists earlier this year.&nbsp; After a couple hiccups, the app is now helping city planners create a bicycle master plan for the city.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:58:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 12148 at http://ripr.org Interview with Circle A Cycles frame builder Brian Chapman http://ripr.org/post/interview-circle-cycles-frame-builder-brian-chapman <p></p><p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Last week, a cyclist in Newport was taken to Rhode Island Hospital after being hit by a suspected drunken driver. RIPR felt the issue needed more perspective. So we invited area cyclist Brian Chapman into the studio to discuss cycling safety and culture in the state. Chapman is a prominent fixture in the local cycling community. He's also a frame builder at <a href="http://www.circleacycles.com/">Circle A Cycles.</a> It's a local bicycle frame building cooperative in Providence.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:34:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 8622 at http://ripr.org Interview with Circle A Cycles frame builder Brian Chapman Cycling accident spurs action in Newport http://ripr.org/post/cycling-accident-spurs-action-newport <p></p><p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Newport cycling community is responding to a recent car and bike accident that sent a cyclist to the hospital. The incident has intensified efforts to promote safe cycling.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:07:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 8437 at http://ripr.org Cycling accident spurs action in Newport Aquidneck Island bike route pedals forward http://ripr.org/post/aquidneck-island-bike-route-pedals-forward <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A bike route stretching the length of Aquidneck Island is closer to becoming a reality. A grant to create a design for an 18-mile route is currently being vetted by the Department of Environmental Management.<br> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:29:30 +0000 Bradley Campbell 7353 at http://ripr.org Real time data to develop bike path master plan http://ripr.org/post/real-time-data-develop-bike-path-master-plan <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The City of Providence is launching a new app that tracks trips taken by bicycle. The app will help planners determine routes on the new bicycle master plan. Cyclists with a smartphone will soon be able to help Providence plan future bike routes in the city.<br> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:53:59 +0000 Bradley Campbell & brad 7107 at http://ripr.org