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James Rachel
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Small State Democracy
A state senator in Rhode Island represents fewer people than a city councilor in Philadelphia. Here, Councilman Bryan Principe of the West End's Ward 14 tours the 6/10 Connector. Should Philadelphia be able to lead highway-removal campaigns in its boundarie...

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Transport Providence Conditionally Endorses Mark Santow
Transport Providence is endorsing Mark Santow , with some reservations. As urbanists, people who care about climate change, social justice, and responsive government, it seems pretty clear that the two candidates to consider strongly are Nirva LaFortune and...

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Keep (and Expand) Jorge Elorza's Roger Williams Park Changes
Councilwoman Castillo on the right, as featured in a film about her . Today I was meant to meet with Councilwoman Castillo to lobby her on Roger Williams Park, and for the third time the meeting has been rescheduled (hopefully I'll be meeting tomorrow). I w...

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Sharon Hill
Map: Red represented existing right-of-way transit. Purple represents the 113 bus, which I think could easily become BRT. The green lines represent places where protected bike lanes could be added easily. When people ask me where I'm from, I usually say Phi...

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Becoming Self-Sustaining
Transport Providence has been your place to find news and opinion on transportation issues in the Ocean State since 2012. Now we'd like to make the blog self-sustaining, and we're asking for your help to do that. I have written this blog as a volunteer, but...

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Ward 3 Transportation Survey
I sent these questions to Ward 3 front-running candidates Nirva LaFortune and Mark Santow earlier in the campaign, and recently updated candidates Daniel Chaika and David Lallier as well. Both LaFortune and Santow have written me emails and expressed in per...

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Put the Fountain Back in Fountain Street
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.   -Jesus    Providence's streets are currently a place for the strong of will- those who can out-pedal or out-run a car-- or who have a car-- are the ones who feel most comfortable on the street. Bu...

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Put the Fountain Back in Fountain Street
    "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.   -Jesus Providence's streets are currently a place for the strong of will- those who can out-pedal or out-run a car-- or who have a car-- are the ones who feel most comfortable on the street. B...

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Old Ideas #3: Car-free Barbara Leonard Way
Barbara Leonard was a state-level Republican politician who ran for governor unsuccessfully. She was from Newport, not Providence, but she has a small bridge over I-95 named after her, called Barbara Leonard Way.  Barbara Leonard is someone whose importance...

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Old Ideas Revamped #2: Connect Highland & Camp
I'm revisiting old ideas that didn't go anywhere, and one of them is connecting Highland and Camp streets. I actually can't find the article-- maybe it was just a Tweet-thread?-- but at some point I suggested that these two streets should become one, and ev...
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