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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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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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Car Culture Unsustainable

ecoRI looks at the unsustainability of our car dependency and how public transit is short changed. Last week, GrowSmart’s John Flaherty spoke on a panel at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living with RIPTA Assistant General Manager Mark Therrien and the co-author of “Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effects on Our Lives” […]

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