bike path http://ripr.org en New Bikeway on Aquidneck Island in the Works http://ripr.org/post/new-bikeway-aquidneck-island-works <p>Progress continues for an 18-mile bike path on Aquidneck Island, which will extend from the new Sakonnet River Bridge in Portsmouth to the Newport beaches.&nbsp;</p><p>Tina Dolen, the Executive Director of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, says that ideas for a bikeway began in 2004 when the Commission produced the West Side Master Plan.&nbsp; She adds that this project will cost them less time and money than another bike project, the Shoreline Bikeway, also in the works.&nbsp;</p><p>Dolen states that this development will be beneficial for everybody.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:28:42 +0000 Talia Ghazal 18519 at http://ripr.org Bike paths are now ski trails http://ripr.org/post/bike-paths-are-now-ski-trails <p>Cyclists wanting a clear ride on state bike paths during the winter will have to wait until the snow melts.<br><br>The Chief of Rhode Island State Parks, Robert Paquette, says the state does not clear bike paths during the winter. “You know, people use them more for cross country skiing in the winter so we don’t plow them, liability reasons. We don’t use salt because a lot of them go to water areas. And so there are many different reasons why we don’t plow our bike paths.”<br><br>Paquette adds the parks department will make sure the paths are clear in time for spring riding.<br> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:02:52 +0000 Bradley Campbell 10564 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