Thank you for expressing support for the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvement Project! On or before Friday, June 3, please email Jessica Lance, Principal Planner in Providence’s Department of Planning, with your letter of support for the plans to improve the Woonasquatucket River Greenway between Providence Place Mall and Eagle Square.

Jessica Lance’s email: jlance@providenceri.gov

Please cc jdavidson@wrwc.org

Here’s a sample email to cut, paste, and modify as you wish:

 

Dear Ms. Lance,

My name is [YOUR NAME], a resident at Halstead Providence. I’m writing to express my support for the City of Providence‚Äôs Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvement project.

As someone who lives and travels in this area, our lives will be better as a result of this work. The dedicated bike lanes and walking paths will increase safety for our active residents. Making Kinsley Avenue a one-way will reduce traffic speeds which continue to pose a danger to pedestrians in the area. This work will also improve our water quality and decrease flood risks. We need to take advantage of this unique and important opportunity.

This project will improve the quality of life for the neighborhood by providing a safe, accessible way for people to walk and bike downtown. I look forward to seeing the project get underway and implemented. Providence will be a better, safer, more liveable, and more sustainable city once these improvements are in place.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

[YOUR ADDRESS]

 

And here is more about the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvement Project:

This project, which is the final planning stages will start in 2022 and be completed in 2023. Along Promenade and Kinsley, from Eagle Square to the Providence Place Mall, this project will include protected multi-use paths for bikes and pedestrians, lots of additional green infrastructure to mitigate stormwater impacts, additional trees and pocket parks, and two canoe/kayak launch points. In addition, it will include a complete redesign of the Bath Street pedestrian bridge. It will also change traffic patterns, making Kinsley Avenue one-way and diverting major truck traffic onto Harris Avenue.