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Grow Smart statement on Governor’s truck user fee proposal

June 2, 2015 – Grow Smart Rhode Island (“Grow Smart”) is a statewide nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on promoting enduring and sustainable economic growth that capitalizes on Rhode Island’s many place-based assets.  One of the principal ways we pursue this is by promoting responsible public investment in a 21st century transportation system […]

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Pedestrian safety: A view from the streets of Providence and beyond

This post is republished from the Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC). The CTC calls for a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. Grow Smart RI is a member of the Coalition. The explosion in popularity of the automobile in the last 50 years has […]

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Smart Growth America: Urge the House to restore safety funding to Transportation Bill

Our partners at Smart Growth America posted yesterday to their blog information about the Transportation Bill introduced in the House of Representatives, we’ve reposted it below: House Transportation Bill slashes safety funding, but there’s a chance to fix it Today the House released its draft transportation bill to the public. Our colleagues at Transportation for […]

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Fixing Our Broken Streets (June 23)

Fixing Our Broken Streets In coordination with CTC, Sierra Club hosts a Providence Community Meeting to discuss Complete Streets planning and strategy June 23, 6-8 pm 17 Gordon Avenue, Providence 02905 RSVP Here The Rhode Island Chapter of the Sierra Club is launching a complete streets campaign to build public support for transportation reform. The […]

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Transportation Secretary LaHood announced yesterday major policy revision

Policy statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood addressing the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 11, 2010. Photo (cc) BikePortland.org Today, I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the […]

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