Requests: bike concern
471 Allens Ave Providence, RI 02905, USA
The rail tracks on Allens Avenue are a danger to cyclists traveling in the bike lanes, especially when wet. Most of the tracks are positioned at a steep angle to the lanes, such that a thin bicycle tire will suddenly catch and slide along the track, causing the rider to fall. I understand that the rails were retained for historic character; however, the danger to cyclists is greater. Please remove the rails that are positioned poorly in the bike lanes.
John Mangili· Reported by John Mangili · Flag Flagged
Allens Avenue At Point St. Providence, RI 02905, USABike lane ends abruptly where Allens Avenue intersects Point Street. All of a sudden, cyclists are forced into the traffic lane. Cars are not expecting this. Compounding the problem are drains and potholes that further limit space for cyclists at the side of the road. To fix this, consider 1) eliminating one traffic lane (there are 3) to allow space for cyclists, or 2) replace sidewalk with bi-directional, bike-path style shared space for walkers and cyclists, or 3) at least paint a visible lane and put up a bike sign so cars will be expecting the lane to end. This is very dangerous as it is.· Reported by Bike commuter · Flag Flagged