Park, bike path dedication to fallen biker

By News Staff

Reporting By Kainani Stevens

It may almost be fall but plenty of people came out today in support of the newly renovated bike path that they plan on using for many months to come.

The newly named George Redman Linear park on the Washington bridge had a formal ribbon cutting today.

Four generations of the Redman family along with local elected officials were on hand for the ceremony.

The new park includes an 11 foot bike way and separate walking path.

Named in honor of the late George Redman a life long East Providence resident and huge environmental advocate.

His son Paul said that he couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to his dad.

"Any place and any time that there was a discussion or a need for clean water or public access to the bay or bike paths…he was there. We are so proud and so humble to have this tribute to dad, its just really great," said Paul.

The new park officially opened back up to the public in July and is a main thorough fare between Providence and the East Bay.

While everything is 99% done here, the Department of Transportation plans to put the finishing touches on everything in the next couple of weeks.

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