bike path

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.

New Bikeway on Aquidneck Island in the Works

Jul 16, 2013

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. 

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.  She adds that this project will cost them less time and money than another bike project, the Shoreline Bikeway, also in the works. 

Dolen states that this development will be beneficial for everybody.

Bike paths are now ski trails

Feb 19, 2013

Cyclists wanting a clear ride on state bike paths during the winter will have to wait until the snow melts.

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.”

Paquette adds the parks department will make sure the paths are clear in time for spring riding.

Real time data to develop bike path master plan

Jan 3, 2013

(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.