Who

The Providence Streets Coalition is an alliance of community organizations, local businesses, schools, institutions, civic leaders, and engaged individuals advocating for people-friendly streets in Providence. We support providing more transportation options to improve safety, equity, sustainability, prosperity, health, and quality-of-life in our city and region.

Contact us at info@ourstreetspvd.org.


Join us as a Partner or Supporter

Partners are actively involved in the Coalition and dedicate some of their time, energy, and expertise to ensuring voices in their communities are engaged in the process of getting Providence moving on streets built to share. Email Liza if interested in becoming a partner.

When called upon, Coalition Supporters will be vocal proponents of rebuilding our roads in ways that improve health equity, the local economy, our neighborhoods’ quality of life, the resilience of our local environment, and the safety of all people using the streets. Fill out this form to become a Providence Streets Coalition Supporter.

Partners 

Want to partner with the Coalition? Email Liza to set up a meeting.

Supporters

Want to be a supporter of the Coalition? Fill out this form.

 

Staff

Liza Burkin is the lead organizer of the Providence Streets Coalition. Liza is an urban planner, mobility advocate, writer, and gardener. She is also on the organizing team for Providence Bike Jam (PBJ), a social group ride / mobile dance party that happens on the last Friday evening of every month. Get in touch with Liza.

 

JanCarlos “Sid” Terrero is the leader of the PSC Street Team. He is an Afro-Latinx, Non-Binary Artist from Providence. He creates music, animations, videos, clothing and events within our local art scene which relies heavily on all methods of transportation. As a resident of PVD, he supports the PVD Great Streets plan and its efforts to improve the infrastructure/quality of our streets. He believes the streets are for the people.

Kenya Fullen is a lifelong Providence resident and member of the PSC Street Team. She’s a passionate community advocate who operates on the belief that those with the strongest support system and resources are the ones who are best able to make through life’s challenges. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Kenya is now pursuing a master’s degree in community development from Roger Williams University. Kenya is also the owner of People’s Social Service Consulting, which has a mission of empowering marginalized communities to help improve better quality of life.

Val Reishuk is a car-free retired teacher who lives in Fox Point. Val is thrilled to be able to devote most of her time to her twin advocacy passions: mobility justice and gun sense legislation. You’ll find her on the bird app as @reishuk. Big “dog mom” energy, but she doesn’t have a dog right now.
 
 
Stevent A. Cleto Garcia was born and raised Dominican in New York City. He speaks three languages, English, Spanish, and Italian. From a young age, he’s enjoyed the greenways of New York City to bike as a mode of transport. Recently graduated from Wheaton College, MA, Stevent has transferred and settled in the Pawtucket area, and is excited to get to know, and share the passion and mission of making our Providence streets safer. Interests: Languages, Cooking, Social Justice Work. Excited to see you all out there!
 

Elisa Ramirez is a member of the Providence Streets Coalition and a new Rhode Islander. She moved from Orlando, Florida and has had a passion for promoting safer streets as a Transportation Planner. Growing up in Florida, she saw how many streets and even big cities are heavily car-centric, dangerous, and how public transportation and bike infrastructure are disregarded. She is proud to be on the PSC team and in her free time enjoys walking around Providence, playing new piano pieces, and finding new ways to be involved in her community.