The Great Streets Initiative is based on one guiding principal: that every street in Providence should be safe, clean, healthy, inclusive, and vibrant. Our streets are our largest public asset, covering over 13% of Providence’s total land area (over 1,500 acres), and play a central part in shaping our neighborhoods and impact that the way we live, work, play, and move around our city. From our city’s early days as one of New England’s bustling industrial hubs to today, these streets have helped people move goods, access services, and form community. Our streets are the threads that knit the fabric of our city together, and they can be so much more for all of us.
To kick off the PVD Great Streets Initiative, we will host 12 community meetings throughout March. During these meetings, we will gather feedback from community members about what Great Streets means to them and particular areas where traffic calming, safety improvements for people walking and riding bicycles, trail connections, and streetscape improvements are needed.
This is a Free Event.