The City of Providence is now conducting the Transportation Corridors to Livable Communities study, an innovative project which will improve bus service, encourage mixed-income housing, generate jobs and build on our reputation as the "The Creative Capital" of Rhode Island by showcasing arts and cultural opportunities.
We're working together with RIPTA to conduct corridor studies on the busiest bus routes in the city-- Broad Street, North Main Street, Elmwood Avenue, Manton Avenue, and Chalkstone Avenue. These studies will identify ways to improve transit service, enhance bus stops, add pedestrian amenities, encourage the development of mixed-income housing and create opportunities for good jobs, healthy food choices, and the arts on each corridor.
After the corridor studies have been completed, the City will work to update and revise the Providence Zoning Ordinance to better reflect the economic and cultural potential of the neighborhoods along those corridors, as well as the demands of residents and businesses citywide. With a better understanding of how development can and will take shape across Providence, we'll be able to make strides toward achieving the City's overall livability and sustainability goals.
All of this work is made possible by a Community Planning Challenge Grant from HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. With HUD's support, The City of Providence is looking forward to revitalizing communities, highlighting our unique neighborhoods and creating good jobs for our citizens.
• Provide frequent, reliable transit service.
• Improve access to employment centers, arts and cultural opportunities, and healthy food choices.
• Encourage development that is concentrated around transit stops and offers a range of housing choices serving a variety of household types and income levels.
• Encourage the creation of community hubs, unique to the character of the neighborhoods where they are located.
Please check below if you are looking for more information. The fact sheets provide quick and easy to read updates on study goals and more in depth information on the five project corridors and the transit and land use studies.
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Request For Proposals: Providence Bus Shelter Art Panels & Seating
The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Planning and Development, in partnership with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), invite artists and artist/fabricator teams to submit their qualifications and concepts for art panels and seating to be included in bus shelters along our city's Broad and North Main Street transit corridors. This is a first of its kind project for the City of Providence and we enthusiastically await artist response. Click here for more information.
For additional information, please contact:
Martina Haggerty, Project Coordinator
For information and updates about the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's R-Line, the first Rapid Bus corridor in the state, which will run along Broad and North Main streets connecting Providence to downtown Pawtucket, please visit RIPTA's R-Line website at http://www.ripta.com/r-line-
or follow them on Twitter: @RIPTA_RLine