Bicycling Towards Urban Renaissance

Apr 8, 2013


Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 PM, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence RI

Providence is striving to become a city where young people want to live and work. For many, having a green way to commute is vital. In this Policy and Pinot discussion we explore how making the city an attractive place to live and bike could boost the capital city’s bottom line.

Bradley Campbell - Environment Reporter / Weekend Host, Rhode Island Public Radio

Gonzolo Cuervo - Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Taveras
Steve Durkee – Architect, Cornish Associates
Bill DeSantis – Director of Bicycle Transportation Planning & Design, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated
Matt Moritz – Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition

Bradley Campbell will moderate the discussion as the panel looks at these questions: What is it like to ride a bike in Providence right now? How can that be improved? What effect does cycling have on the economy -- do bike lanes, sharrows, bike parking and other infrastructure improvements lead to results for local businesses?

Along with those questions, we’ll preview the Providence bicycle master plan that’s due out this summer. And we’ll look at which elements are most likely to be implemented.

Following the panel discussion, the audience will be encouraged to ask questions. 

Policy & Pinot is a public discussion series held in partnership with the Providence Athenaeum. We talk about policy, we serve wine & cheese. This is a free event. RSVP to 401-351-2800 or email

Valet parking (for bicycles) will be provided free of charge.