|Bike Path Opportunities|
| Enhanced Access to North End
||The combined bike path / pedestrian walkway would provide a much needed access way to and from the North End of the City.|
| Pedestrian and Biker Safety
||The proposed pathway would be considerable safer than the Farewell Street alternative for both bikers and pedestrians.
| Enhanced East Track
||All maintenance efforts and funding could be focused on the resulting single track. This could include upgrading the track [new ties and ballast] and providing proper storm water drainage.
| Elimination of Eyesore
||The walkway would provide access to the trackway for easier cleaning and maintenance.
| Ease of Maintenance
||Having a walkway would make it much easier to maintain both the railroad and the bike path.
| Acceptance of Responsibility
||The State of Rhode Island would be directly responsible for the maintenance of the combined bike path / pedestrian walkway.
||The area could be properly lighted as part of this construction effort.
| Emergency Access
||The walkway would provide access for police and fire equipment to a currently closed area.
| Storm Drain / Sewer
||The current problem of storm water infiltrating the main sewer line that runs under the west track could be addressed without having to pay for rebuilding the west track.
|Please accept this as an open forum. If you have any additional ideas, please email them to me. I will add them to this list.|