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Choose Your #TopTwentyOne #HitMePVD

As a thought experiment, let's choose our top twenty-one miles of bike infrastructure we'd like to see. Cities like Minneapolis are implementing much larger projects. Twenty-one miles is doable (I chose twenty-one instead of twenty because it allows cool Black Jack visuals).

Check Out Our Map: Where Would Your Protected Bike Lane Priorities Be?

The great thing about Google Maps is that if you draw a line, you can click on that line and immediately see how long it is. Your game: get to twenty-one without going over. Hit me!

My 21:

Broad Street from I-95 to Cranston: about 3 miles.
Waterman & Angell: 1.6 miles each.
Hope Street north of Waterman: Just over 2 miles.
Exchange Place into Broadway: Just under 2 miles.
South & North Main Streets: About 3 miles.
Elmwood Avenue from the split with Broad: Just over 2 miles.
Cranston Street from I-95 to the Washington Secondary Bike Path: Just over 2 miles.
Manton Street to connect to Aleppo: 1/2 a mile.
Thurbers from Broad east: 1/2 mile
Potters from Dexter to Eddy: 1 mile.
Olneyville Square: a block, give or take.

I've still got extra capacity left over.

See if your priorities are different. Tell us what your #TopTwentyOne are. #HitMePVD.

1 comment:

  1. I'm just not a fan of barely protected bike lanes. I want really kid-safe paths. I want them to not be ugly, smelly, noisy and dangerous, which are all red marks for city streets.

    I want paths that travel long distances, both for exercisers and for commuters. I want few cross-streets. If I were a New York City advocate I'd want an elevated bikeway stretching from the west side bikeway over the traffic to Central Park.

    In Providence I'd want an off-road well-protected bike path stretching from River Road on the East Side, behind the Eastside Marketplace and along the river through India Point Park, then down the harbor side of Allens Avenue. From Allens below Thurbers I'd want a protected bike path to cut across to the north end of Roger Williams Park. From the south end of Roger Williams Park I'd want a bikeway to drop south along a green strip to the Pawtuxet River, then west along the river, over route 95 on an abandoned railroad bridge and further west through green spaces until it met the existing East Coast Bikeway.

    Yours in Hope,
    --Paul Klinkman a.k.a. anonymous