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July 11, 2011

Dear Fellow Sierran

Here's what's in this week's edition of CoolCATs Weekly:

1) The Blackstone Meets the East Bay

2) Speaking Of

3) Brace Yourselves

1) The Blackstone Meets the East Bay


The Blackstone River Bikeway celebrated a major milestone this morning as it has been officially connected to the East Bay bikepath.  Using a couple of miles on on-road connections, it is now possible to get from Bristol all the way into Massachusetts.  With summer in full swing, there couldn't be a better time to get out and enjoy Rhode Island's new and improved greenway system.

Check out RIDOT's Bike Rhode Island page to find the best ride for you and your family.

2) Speaking Of

bike artSpeaking of biking in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition is holding its inaugural organizational meeting tonight at 6pm at the Brown Bookstore.  Officers will be selected for the coming year, and it's a great chance to get involved in the state's premier bicycle advocacy group.  With the looming cuts to our transportation budget hanging over our heads, that advocacy is going to be more important than ever.



3) Brace Yourselves

RIDOTYes, big cuts are coming to transportation funding if House Republicans get their way (and that seems to be the direction we're heading).  Worse still, the cuts are aimed at some of the best parts of the transportation plan.  Take a moment and read the excellent recap of what is being proposed and its consequences written by Sierra Clubber Jesse Prentice-Dunn.   

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Abel G. Collins
Sierra Club Rhode Island Chapter
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