About the Plans

What is an LRTP?

The purpose of the Long-Range Transportation Plan is to develop a vision for transportation in the state over a 20 year planning horizon. This vision is comprehensive, covering all transportation modes (e.g. automobiles, public transit trains and buses, ferries, air travel) and sectors (e.g. commuter travel, freight). Long-Range Transportation Plans are informed by a variety of resources including federal and state transportation and land use policy, transportation data sets, funding availability and projections, and public and stakeholder outreach.

LRTP Goals:

  • Action-orientated planning: Develop a plan that is action-orientated, focused on using available resources and strategies to program, prioritize, and complete projects, make necessary legislative and policy changes, and realize the goals and visions adopted by the LRTP.
  • Data-driven: Use data and metrics to inform project decisions, prioritize needs, evaluate alternatives, and ultimately propose projects, strategies, and actions with measurable impacts on the transportation network.
  • Public and Stakeholder Engagement: Use innovative tools and resources to reach a broad audience of potential stakeholders and provide several opportunities throughout the process to engage in a two-way conversation that brings valuable feed back to the planning process.
  • Federal Requirements: Develop a plan that meets the federal requirements for state and metropolitan planning organization transportation planning
Circular graphic depicting PLAN INPUTS (policy, public outreach, funding, data) influencing the PLANNING AREAS (transportation, development, transit, pedestrians, construction) influencing the LRTP 2040 PLAN

What is a BMP?

The Bicycle Mobility Plan (BMP) will take a more detailed look at the specific conditions, needs, and gaps surrounding bicycle infrastructure and operations in the State of Rhode Island and identify strategies and projects that could help close gaps, improve bicycling in the State, and achieve the 20 year vision set out by the Long-Range Transportation Plan.

BMP Goals:

  • Implementation Plan: This plan will result in an implementation plan that will help guide investment in bicycle infrastructure and operations around the state to advance bicycle mobility and safety around the state.
  • Public Engagement: Leverage the knowledge and familiarity with bicycle infrastructure and needs that the public brings to the
  • 20 Year Vision: Propose actions and outcomes that align with the vision laid out by the long-range transportation plan and contribute to meeting the goals laid out by that plan for the state.
Map of Rhode Island showing indication location of bike paths in various states of development or completion.


Long-Range Transportation Plan Schedule

Phase 1 - Data Collection and Goal Setting - May 2017 - February 2018

Phase 2 - Alternatives Analysis - Ongoing

Phase 3 - Recommendations and Final Plan Development - June 2019 - October 2019


Bicycle Mobility Plan Schedule

Phase 1 - Baseline - May 2017 - September 2017

Phase 2 - Data Collection - September 2017 - October 2017

Phase 3 - Identify Gaps & Goals - October 2017 - November 2017

Phase 4 - Recommendations - November 2017 - January 2018

Phase 5 - Master Plan - January 2018 - Ongoing

Project Team

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Michael D'Alessandro
State of Rhode Island, Division of Planning
One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908
p. 401-222-2177

Meredith Brady
State of Rhode Island, Division of Planning
One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908
p. 401-222-6496

Ben Jacobs - Principal Research Technician

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Steve Devine - Administrator of the Office of Transit, New Starts, Operations and Transit Alternatives

Andy Koziol - Assistant Chief of Planning

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Amy Pettine - General Manager, Strategic Advancement

Sarah Ingle - Principal Planner

Rhode Island Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)

Michael Cassidy - Chair, Public Member

Lloyd Albert - AAA Southern New England

Jan Brodie - The Pawtucket Foundation

Pamela Cotter - Rhode Island Department of Transportation

David Duhamel - N & D Transportation

John Flaherty - Grow Smart RI

Bari Freeman - Bike Newport

Ron Gagnon - RI Department of Environmental Management

David Giardino - Turino Group, Inc.

Martina Haggerty - City of Providence - Department of Planning & Development

Eric Moffet - Seaview Railroad

James Moran - City of East Providence

Mary Parella - Child Opportunity Zone of Pawtucket

Jason Pezullo - Cranston Planning Department

Lillian Shuey Picchione - Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Daniel J. Porter - Rhode Island Airport Corporation

Timothy Scanlon - Construction Industries of Rhode Island

Jan Shedd - Rhode Island Department of Health

Dinalyn Spears - Narragansett Indian Tribe

Michael Walker - Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Ray Watson - Providence Cultural Equity Initiative

Michael Wood - Town of Burrillville

Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)

Robert Billington - Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

Molly Henry - East Coast Greenway, Chair

Alex Ellis & Martina Haggerty - City of Providence

Allison McNally - Aquidneck Island Planning Commission

Kate Michaud - Town of Warren

Bari Freeman (TAC) - Bike Newport

David Smith - Friends of William O’Neill Bike Path

Alicia Lehrer - Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Jonathan Harris (TAC) - Johnson & Wales University

Teresa Tanzi - State Representative

Amy Pettine & Lillian Picchione (TAC) - Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Mark Felag - Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Mia Patriarca & Jan Shedd - Rhode Island Department of Health

Sarah Mitchell - Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition

Meredith Brady - Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program