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STIP Major Amendment Includes Drastic Reduction in Bike Funding

STIP Major Amendment Includes Drastic Reduction in Bike Funding

A major amendment to the STIP (State Transportation Improvement Plan) was presented by RIDOT (Rhode Island Department of Transportation) to the State Planning Council on Jan 10 and will be presented to the State TAC (Transportation Advisory Committee) on Jan 24.  The amendment addresses a shortfall in funding and includes a reduction of $27.67 million from the TAP (Transportation Alternativ… read more

Statewide Bicycle Planning Guides

Statewide Bicycle Planning Guides

Did you know Rhode Island and Massachusetts have draft statewide Bicycle Planning Guides? Massachusetts Department of Transportation has a ‘Draft Municipal Resource Guide For Bikeability,’ and Rhode Island has a draft ‘Bicycle Mobility Plan.’ Give them a read and see the future when all road users are treated equally and we leave car-centric planning behind. These plans share missions: Biking… read more

A Great Start For Our 2019 Interns

A Great Start For Our 2019 Interns

It’s Friday morning in Newport. The Bike Newport building that’s home to the Bike Garage is buzzing with Rogers High School interns. Teenagers are spread out across the garage floor, working on bicycles in different stages of repair. The sound of gear changes and a steady clank of pedal wrenches fills the room. An assortment of vintage, road and mountain bikes hang from bike stands… read more

Garaje en español

Garaje en español

El garaje de bicicletas es un espacio exclusivo y alentador para que los hispanohablantes vengan y trabajen en bicicletas. No se requiere experiencia. Traiga su propia bicicleta o voluntario durante 3 horas para obtener una bicicleta gratis. The Bike Garage is an exclusive and encouraging space for Spanish speakers to come and work on bikes. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike or tak… read more

We’re on the last lap and we’re almost there!

We're on the last lap and we're almost there!

This year you helped us with these fun numbers: 5000+ bikes parked at Newport Folk Festival 1300 Visits to our Bike Garage 428 bikes restored and distributed in the community 300 sets of helmets, lights and bells distributed 38 Ladies Nights participants 7 Beginner Cyclist Classes 3 Basic Instructor courses 2 40ft containers purchases and sited for the Bike Barn 1st Statewide Bike Mobility Plan… read more

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