Thanks, Don. Feel free to use my remarks below:
I use the sidewalk regularly, during all seasons. I see two main problems:
first is the amount of broken glass and dirt that accumulates on the
sidewalk. I've been riding the sidewalk since the Washington Bridge closed
(how long ago was that?) and I don't think it has EVER been cleaned. I wrote
to the RIDOT to file a complaint, but I guess the issue is no one wants to
take responsibility for the sidewalk. I've suffered from several flat tires
because of the glass on this sidewalk...which, I'm sure you know, is no fun
during the winter when it is cold and dark at night (i.e. There are real
safety issues here).
The second main problem, also a safety issue, is that it can be treacherous
crossing the road when heading toward the East Side. The oncoming traffic is
coming both down the main road as well as off the bridge.
On 2/12/08 1:36 PM, "Don Rogers" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I tried to call Mr. Rocchio and left a voicemail. If there are any comments
> you (or anyone else in Bike to Brown) would like me and Mark to deliver when
> we attend the meeting tomorrow, let us know.
> All the best,
> On 2/12/08 12:59 PM, "Stone, Howard" wrote:
>> I spoke to Steve Church, the bicycling coordinator at DOT, and he suggested
>> contacting Robert Rocchio, the secretary of the State Traffic Commission,
>> any comments.
>> I wrote him the following email, but it bounced as undeliverable. Perhaps
>> someone else could try.
>> There's a link to Mr. Rocchio's email address on the Traffic Commission
>> Subject: Tomorrow's State Traffic Commission meeting, item no. 40514
>> Dear Mr. Rocchio,
>> I'm not sure if the public can make comments at tomorrow's meeting, so I
>> thought I'd contact you.
>> I understand that bicycles will be restricted to the sidewalks during repairs
>> to the Henderson Bridge. Currently bicyclists must dismount and walk their
>> bicycles from the roadway onto the sidewalk when getting onto the bridge, and
>> then walk again from the sidewalk onto the roadway at the far end of the
>> I urge that curb cuts be made so that the bicyclist can go from the roadway
>> the sidewalk and vice versa without having to dismount. Also, some parts of
>> the sidewalk are unpaved at the ends of the bridge. I urge that these
>> be paved.
>> Please add my comment to the minutes of the meeting if possible.
>> Thank you,
>> Howard Stone, 154 Blanding Ave., East Providence
>> (daily bicycle commuter over the Henderson Bridge)
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