ANNOUNCEMENT: Ped-Friendly Business Program

FINALLY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING WalkPVD’s Ped-Friendly Business Program. This program is designed to help businesses be as pedestrian-friendly as possible while promoting the hell out of accepted applicants, as well as offering advice and assisting with infrastructure issues. It’s all totally free. Just doing what I can do to help keep businesses going. All local businesses …

Happy birthday to us!

WalkPVD is a year old already! Let’s celebrate by gathering, chatting, reflecting, & thinking ahead to what we need to do to enhance walkability in Providence. We’ll gather starting at 4:30pm on Thursday, September 24th at the Trinity Beer Garden downtown. Please make a “reservation” if you plan on attending, for contact tracing purposes: http://www.trinitybrewhouse.com/beer-garden

Making Our Streets Something More

The following was submitted to the Providence Journal as a Letter to the Editor on September 8, 2020: COVID-19 has brought an enormous amount of change in its wake, including an increase in traffic fatalities and serious challenges for small businesses. Among the adaptations to counteract these problems is temporarily blocking off streets to car …

We’re hosting an urban bird walk!

WalkPVD is delighted to host Tanager Creative‘s Managing Director Greg Nemes! Greg’s an avid birder and will guide us in a walk from 10,000 Suns to downtown & back as we learn to slow down, look for, listen for, & identify the birds in our urban environment. Date: September 15Time: 6pm Click here to register! …

Announcing: PVD Boundaries Project

PVD Boundaries Project is a collective action to walk the perimeter of Providence. It is a perambulation of the city’s geographical edge: a Providence fringe walk for the Providence Fringe Festival! In May 2020, a small group of passionate walkers got curious about how each of us are relating to boundaries and borders. These Fringe …

Beg Buttons No More!

We have a bit of good news to share in the midst of this craziness: The City of Providence’s Department of Public Works, in order to reduce physical contact surfaces, made pedestrian signals temporarily automatic late last week. WalkPVD and its members, in response, wrote Facebook comments and sent in a formal letter urging the City …

Letter: Pedestrian Buttons

In response to the spread of COVID-19, the City of Providence’s Department of Public Works has recently converted a great many pedestrian signal buttons from manual to automatic, rendering the buttons themselves meaningless, and making the walk signal come with the green light. In support of this, and in an effort to convert more of …