“Drowsy driving” is repeated frequently in RIDOT‘s Hopkinton rest stop proposal. RIDOT claims that a Hopkinton rest stop will fill a 100 mile gap between stops, provide travelers with a place to rest and therefore reduce the rate of accidents related to fatigue. But the fact of the matter is that RIDOT isn’t proposing a typical rest stop, it’s proposing something different. The actual gap is fewer than 7 miles.
The State of Rhode Island owns a rest stop in Lincoln — on 295 — and the state couldn’t tell The Providence Journal how much it costs to operate (seriously). Within that rest stop, the state leases some space to a local business man who runs The Outpost. The Federal Government forced him to remove his sign and is in the process of shutting him down completely.
RIDOT’s proposal makes a few boasts regarding bicycles in an effort to tout how environmentally friendly their proposal is. But after closer inspection, this isn’t true.
Continue reading “Is Route 3 Suitable For Bicylcles?”
No. I don’t know why RIDOT asserts that the Park and Ride lots are over-utilized. They aren’t. It’s disingenuous to take a single photo from a conspicuous angle and draw a conclusion.
And it doesn’t take much to investigate this. This is a satellite image from Wednesday, May 6, 2105: Continue reading “Are the Park and Ride Lots Full?”