Public Surveys NEW!
Thanks to the hundreds of people who took the time to tell us about their transportation needs and wishes through our Long-range Transportation Plan and Bicycle Mobility Plan surveys. View the file below for a snapshot of what we learned.
Bicycle Mobility Plan Interactive Map
Please contribute to our Bicycle Mobility Plan map! Share your thoughts on opportunities and challenges to cycling in Rhode Island using our interactive map.
Open Bicycle Mobility Interactive Map (launches in a new window)
About the mapping tool: Visitors may submit descriptions of bicycling-related experiences and ideas associated to specific locations within Rhode Island. Optionally, visitors may anonymously view the map data and posted comments. An email address is required to submit comments. Participant email addresses are not provided publicly. An example view of the tool is shown below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question #1: I live in Rhode Island, how do these Plans impact me?
The Long-Range Transportation Plan sets a 20-year vision for transportation across the state and across all modes (automobiles, public transportation, bicycles, pedestrian, etc.). This vision will help decision-makers identify a collection of transportation projects that could be implemented to achieve the agreed upon vision and funding sources to get those project constructed. As someone who lives, works, or does business in Rhode Island your comments and feedback are valuable to crafting this vision and ensuring that the right projects are implemented.
Question #2: How can I get involved?
Public and stakeholder engagement are critical elements of the Long-Range Transportation Plan and Bicycle Mobility Plan. Throughout the duration of the planning process this website can be used as a two-way communication tool where the project team will present updates and announce meetings and the public can write to us using the comment tool. Additionally, Rhode Island Moving Forward is coming to social media soon! We will be found on facebook (Rhode Island Moving Forward) or twitter @RI_MovingForward. Additionally, there will be four public workshops held around the state over the course of the project to keep the public up to date on progress and changes and to ask for feedback as we reach key milestones.
Question #3: How is a Long-Range Transportation Plan different from a Bicycle mobility Plan?
While the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the Bicycle Mobility Plan (BMP) are both transportation planning documents they are not interchangeable. The LRTP will set a 20 year vision for transportation across all modes and sectors (automobiles, public transit, bicycles, pedestrians, air travel, freight, etc.). The findings of the LRTP will inform transportation decision-making across the state.
The BMP is a step-down plan from the LRTP. It takes a more detailed review of bicycle needs specifically including both infrastructure and operations across the state and recommends improvements in the short- and medium-term. These recommendations ultimately speak to the vision set out by the LRTP. The two documents will be developed concurrently and will inform one another.