Announcing the 2021 Creative and Safe Streets Mini-Grants!

^ above, Community Angels’ Earth Day Community Cleanup on Broad Street, one of the 2021 Mini-Grant recipients The Providence Streets Coalition is proud and excited to be awarding a series of mini-grants to support community-led initiatives designed to promote better street safety, more inclusive transportation options, and creative activation of public spaces in neighborhoods across Providence. “RILA’s Museo del Barrio …

Street Stories: Mel Rainsberger

Street Stories is an interview series with Providence residents about how they move around the our city by local photographer Brittanny Taylor. Would you like to share your story? Get in touch.  Name, age, any personal identities you feel like sharing, neighborhood where you live. Mel Rainsberger, 39. I live on the East Side near Stock/the Hope street area. I rent an …

2021 Creative and Safe Streets Mini-Grants

Haga clic para español COVID19 has changed so much about our lives, but some things remain the same: everybody deserves to travel around Providence safely and easily. As the City and RIPTA continue to adapt to (and hopefully emerge from!) the pandemic and move forward building the Urban Trail Network and improving our transit system, we believe that artists, designers, …

Help Pass the Vulnerable Road User Bill

Good news! Our partner, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition, has their Vulnerable Road User legislation (H5093, sponsored by Rep. Joseph McNamara) scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, February 2nd. If you are inclined to provide testimony, we welcome your input. Here’s how to participate: Contact members of the House Judiciary Committee (especially if they are …

City Council to Introduce Green and Complete Streets Ordinance

Tonight at 5:30 on Zoom, City Councilors David Salvatore (Ward 14), Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Helen Anthony (Ward 2), John Goncalves (Ward 1), and Pedro Espinal (Ward 10) are introducing a “Green and Complete Streets” amendment to Chapter 23 “Streets, Sidewalks And Public Places” of the Providence Code of Ordinances. Read the proposed legislation here and send us your thoughts …

Now Hiring: Join the PSC Street Team!

Overview: The Providence Streets Coalition is seeking Street Team members to talk with people across Providence about transportation projects before and while they are being built. Part-time: 6-10 hrs per week  2-3 positions available ~July 20th – October 30th  Pay: $15/hour You must be 18 or older to apply You must be fluent in at least one language other than …

On Anti-Racism and Safe Streets

Our Coalition was created to bring more safety and choices to Providence streets – but our work must go beyond infrastructure. The brutality of police departments across the country to Black lives, people of color, and protestors makes our streets and public spaces unsafe. As the killings of Black Americans show time after time, not everyone enjoys equal freedom to move on our streets. …

One Week of Providence Slow Streets

The COVID19 pandemic has dramatically changed the routines of people throughout the country, including the ways we move around our communities.  New habits and routines have emerged, shifting the ways we travel, regardless if you drive, take public transportation, ride a bike, or walk to get where you are going. Despite the many new rules and regulations that are shaping our …