By JAMES KENNEDY
Woonsocket, Providence's gorgeous but underrated smaller brother to the north, will be taking major action for bicycling access soon. You can be part of a historic bike ride to bring Rhode Island into the 21st Century.
Riverzedge will be sponsoring a bike ride through Blackstone, MA and Woonsocket advocating for bike lanes. Woonsocket is already home to a beautiful part of the East Coast Greenway, which will eventually connect completely off-road from Worcester, MA to Newport via Providence. Woonsocket city government has promised bike lanes within the city itself for five years, but has not followed up on the promise. The Riverzedge bike ride will trace the route expected bike lanes would follow, if they were to be implemented. Riders will be encouraged to stay single-file in the part of the road that would be for bike access, in order to demonstrate how smoothly such a system could work.
Put this ride on your calendar! July 20, 2013! Bring the whole family!
Update: This article has been modified in order to clarify its meaning.