So I don’t know quite how profound this’ll be. But it seems like a step in the right direction:
Starting in the next few weeks, Providence will install more than 1,000 signs aimed exclusively at cyclists. The signs will be placed at major intersections and on major city thoroughfares and will direct bikers to major city landmarks, to dedicated bike paths and bike lanes, to the downtown and to nearby cities and towns.
“We want people to know that Providence is a bicycle-friendly city,” said City Engineer William C. Bombard. “There’s in excess of 1,000 signs. And they get more pronounced as you enter the downtown area. It’s quite significant.”
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Max says: “It’s not about making people think Providence is bike-friendly, it’s about actually MAKING Providence bike-friendly.”
That would actually take effort.
This is a bit off-target. I would rather see signs directed at drivers to be aware of cyclists, given how many people actually think it’s illegal to bike on the street. It’s not about making people think Providence is bike-friendly, it’s about actually MAKING Providence bike-friendly.
To that end, actually setting up more bike lanes would make a much bigger difference too.