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. Community members are invited to attend any and all community meetings planned throughout the month of March.
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Tuesday, March 5 at 6:00pm – Southside Cultural Center (393 Broad St, Trinity Square)
Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30pm – D’Abate Elementary School (60 Kossuth St, Olneyville)
Saturday, March 9 at 10:00am – Federal Hill House (9 Courtland St, Federal Hill)
Monday, March 11 at 6:00pm – Church of the Redeemer (655 Hope St, Mount Hope/Blackstone)
Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00pm – Alan Shawn Feinstein Elementary School (1450 Broad St, Washington Park)
Monday, March 18 at 5:30pm – Doorley Municipal Building (444 Westminster St, Downtown)
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00pm – Da Vinci Community Center (470 Charles St, Charles)
Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm – Vartan Gregorian Elementary School (455 Wickenden St, Fox Point)
Saturday, March 23 at 10:00am – West End Community Center (109 Bucklin St, West End)
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00pm – Silver Lake Annex Community Center (529 Plainfield St, Silver Lake/Hartford)
Saturday, March 30 at 10:00am – St Pius Church (55 Elmhurst Ave, Elmhurst)
Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30pm – Kizirian Elementary School (60 Camden Ave, Smith Hill) **NEW DATE**
- Neighborhood meeting presentation in English and in Spanish
- More documents will be available here as they become available
Alex Ellis, Principal Planner
Stay tuned for additional information!
Whenever possible, the City brings the planning process to existing community gathering places. This includes attending standing community meetings, tabling at special events, and canvassing out in the neighborhood. If you are interested in having City staff or our Street Ambassadors conduct outreach at your event, please contact Alex Ellis at 401-680-8522 or email@example.com.