Elorza to provide update on initiative to keep Providence streets safer, cleaner

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Elorza speaking at a briefing. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will provide an update Wednesday on an initiative to keep the city’s streets safer and cleaner.

During the briefing, Elorza will highlight construction underway on Broad Street as part of the Great Streets Initiative.

The initiative “guides the day-to-day work of our city’s Departments to ensure the investments we make in our public spaces add value to all residents and make Providence a better-connected city,” Elorza said.

Projects are funded through the city’s Capital Improvement Plan.

According to the city’s Master Plan, the Urban Trail Network:

  • Brings 93% of residents and 93% of jobs within easy walking distance
  • Connects 166,792 Providence residents living within ¼-mile of the proposed network (compared to 36,452 living within ¼-mile of the existing network), resulting in a 458 percent increase in the number living within easy walking distance of the Urban Trail Network
  • Connects 99,324 people who work within ¼-mile of the proposed network (compared to 38,596 working within ¼-mile of the existing network), resulting in a 257 percent increase in the number of people working within easy walking distance of the Urban Trail Network
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