City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia announced planned public safety upgrades in Ward Six with the installation of speed lumps and more speed patrols by the Providence Police Department.
“I meet with residents every single day, and the complaint I hear the most is about how unsafe they feel walking in our neighborhoods,” stated City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia. “The issue is that too many people use our city streets like speedways. With the installation of speed lumps strategically placed throughout the Ward, and an increase in Police patrols we will see calmer and safer streets.”
The speed lumps will be located at:
- Riverdale Street
- Parnell Street
- Maplehurst Street
- Montrose Street
- 78 Leah Street
- Gray Street (Between Fowler and Fairview)
The Providence Police Department was asked by President Pro Tempore Correia to increase patrols in the area of Manton Avenue, Amherst Street, and Academy Avenue.
Pro Tempore Correia continued, “ATVs and Dirt Bikes have long been a nuisance in our community, and I have worked to create policies that address this issue. We are serious, and if you are caught on the streets on one of these vehicles you will be ticketed, and the police will confiscate and potentially destroy your property.”
All traffic calming measures in Ward Six are ongoing and will be completed by the end of summer.