The Providence Streets Coalition is an alliance of 42 community organizations, local businesses, schools, neighborhood associations, and thousands of engaged individuals advocating for people-friendly streets in Providence. We support providing safer streets, more transportation choices, and policies that advance mobility justice to improve safety, equity, sustainability, prosperity, health, and quality-of-life in our city and region.
We believe in constructing streets in a way that lets all people move safely and easily no matter how they travel – whether driving, walking, biking, taking buses, scooting, skating, and/or using mobility-assistance devices.
What we support:
The City of Providence released its Great Streets Initiative and Urban Trail Network Master Plan in January 2020, which envisions that every street in Providence should be safe, clean, healthy, inclusive, and vibrant. The plan also proposes the creation of a “spine” network of urban trails that will connect every Providence neighborhood. The City also released its Climate Justice Plan in October 2019 – a vital roadmap for creating a truly equitable, low-carbon, climate-resilient city. In December 2020, the Division of Statewide Planning, RIPTA, and RIDOT formally adopted the state’s first Transit Master Plan and Bike Mobility Plan. The Providence Streets Coalition works to implement these plans as quickly as possible in the most effective way possible.
Campaigns and Programs:
Since 2019, we have designed grassroots advocacy campaigns and community programming for safer streets and better transportation options in Providence. These include: