Hello friends of the environment,
Please come to the House Municipal Govt Committee hearing today (Wed) at the State House, Room 203, at the rise (about 4:30), to support the Complete Streets bill, which would require the RI Transportation Dept (RIDOT) to take into account all forms of transportation — cyclists, pedestrians, and mass transit users, as well as cars — in designing roads.
We believe the bill, which has passed the Senate, can be an important tool for encouraging pedestrian access to the Fox Point waterfront, which is becoming an increasingly popular location for festivals and other public events (see attached fact sheet). If you attend the hearing, please sign up to speak and urge the Committee to vote tomorrow to send the bill to the House floor for a vote.
You can read the bill, H. 7352 at http://status.rilin.state.ri.us/documents/agenda-8790.pdf (see link on p. 4). As this link to the Committee agenda indicates, many bills are under consideration, so it could be a lengthy hearing. Attached is Friends of India Point Park’s letter supporting the bill.
Please forward this request to likely supporters of the bill. Thanks, David