North Main Street in Providence is considered a bike route, but with two traffic lanes and parking on both sides there’s not much room left for bicycles. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

North Main Street in Providence is considered a bike route, but with two traffic lanes and parking on both sides there’s not much room left for bicycles. (Joanna Detz/ecoRI News)

Two former Division of Statewide Planning employees say the biggest obstacle to improving transportation for those not in cars is the state’s attitude.



The fact public transit and alternative modes of transportation are cheaper, healthier, safer, and greener is largely ignored in a state that paints itself blue. (ecoRI News)

The fact public transit and alternative modes of transportation are cheaper, healthier, safer, and greener is largely ignored in a state that paints itself blue. (ecoRI News)

Rhode Island’s top elected officials like to claim they want to reduce climate emissions produced by the state’s transportation sector, but there is no accountability required and no consequences faced when guidelines and the law are ignored.


A Transportation and Climate Action Strategy for Rhode Island

As the challenge of climate warming dogs us, the transportation sector is frequently overlooked as a key contributing sector. Opinion

Sen. Jack Reed’s office says he is looking at ‘all different angles’ of the resolution.

Sen. Jack Reed’s office says he is looking at ‘all different angles’ of the resolution.

Roger Williams University professor David Taylor is studying the methylmercury content in the tissue of six popular fish species caught in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, and Block Island Sound. (istock)

Roger Williams University professor David Taylor is studying the methylmercury content in the tissue of six popular fish species caught in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, and Block Island Sound. (istock)

Nearly 11 percent of the state’s population suffers from the chronic lung disease. (istock)

Nearly 11 percent of the state’s population suffers from the chronic lung disease. (istock)


Birds and Bees Expert: Longtime New Englander Caught Natural History Bug

KINGSTON, R.I. — The artifacts scattered about David Gregg’s office at the Rhode Island Natural History Survey provide a good idea of what he does for a living.


New 5G Wireless Networks Raise Health Concerns

PROVIDENCE — Light poles and traffic lights are getting cluttered with electronic equipment and it’s expected to get more crowded as new wireless communication networks spread across Rhode Island.