Sure hope this doesn't affect bike parking ;) We should all congregate
for a group ride... so we can wave as we pass the parking lots... er
streets... of Providence.
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Traffic Alert - Monday, October 3rd
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011
From: Transportation <[log in to unmask]
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The "GET MOTIVATED" business mega-seminar is expected to draw an
estimated 13,000-18,000 people to the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown
Providence on Monday, Oct. 3. The seminar will occur Monday from
8:00AM-4:45PM, with thousands of additional cars traveling into and out
of downtown Providence from all parts north, south, east and west during
the peak hours of the morning and evening commute. Delays are expected
in both directions on Route 95 and Route 195 and will impact the entire
To avoid significant traffic delays experienced by other cities that
have hosted this event, all who work and live in the city should plan
ahead and allow for longer morning and afternoon commutes.
Providence Public Schools will delay their start times by two hours, on
the recommendation of Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare.
Students who ride buses should plan to be at their stops two hours later
than normal, and parents who drive their children to school are advised
to carpool if possible, and to check ahead on traffic and plan
accordingly to ensure that students arrive by the delayed start time.
Afternoon bus routes may also be delayed by traffic, though most are
completed before the event ends.
Consider using alternative transportation, public transportation, or
plan to carpool with neighbors and colleagues.
Map out some alternative routes and look for at least two additional
ways to complete your commute safely.
Remember to check traffic reports before heading into or out of
Providence, and check for regular updates via radio and mobile phone. If
available, use a GPS device with live traffic updates during your
commute. Useful planning tools from the Rhode Island Department of
- Live traffic cameras on the RIDOT RhodeWAYS site: www.tmc.dot.ri.gov
- Travel advisories: www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories
- Follow RIDOT on Twitter @RIDOTnews
Providence public safety officials @PEMA591 and @PvdPublicSafety will be
monitoring Twitter hashtag #pvdtraffic during the GET MOTIVATED event.
Twitter users can report traffic and parking issues related to the event
via #pvdtraffic. For real emergencies, call 9-1-1.
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