The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is announcing that survey crews will be performing a video inventory of four bike paths beginning Monday, June 6, 2011. Bikeway access will be limited during the survey operations.
Weather permitting, the schedule is as follows:
• Monday, June 6: Blackstone River Bikeway: Cumberland to Woonsocket • Tuesday, June 7: Washington Secondary Bike Path, including the Coventry Greenway, from Coventry to Cranston • Wednesday, June 8: William C. O’Neill (South County) Bike Path: South Kingstown and the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway from Providence to Johnston
“Because RIDOT needs to drive the bike paths to do this work, we would prefer not have anyone on them,” said RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis. “Safety, both on and off road, is our number one priority.”
Crews are scheduled to be on the paths from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. recording images of what a user would see while traveling down the bicycle path. Features such as the pavement condition, signs, pavement markings, trees, and fences will be recorded to inventory the State’s bike path system.
During the survey operation, video images will be captured every 50 feet. A 7’2” wide vehicle will be traveling slowly down the bicycle path restricting most of the path’s width and making it difficult for users to “share the road.”
Contact: Heidi Gudmundson (401) 222-1362 x. 4009