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East Bay Bike Path
Bristol - Providence, RI

The East Bay Bike Path, a 14.5 mile bicycle path constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way, was the first major undertaking by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to create a state-owned bicycle network in Rhode Island. As the ten-foot-wide paved path weaves through five communities, it provides access to schools, business districts, and eight parks. Along its route are some of the State's most panoramic views of coastline, estuaries and woodlands.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided 100% of the facility's $7.5 million estimated construction cost. Pare prepared the feasibility study, as well as the bike path's final design. New and innovative design standards developed by Pare, as well as standards set forth by FHWA, were used to address unique project requirements, of which safety was a primary concern.

Commuters find the path a welcome transportation route. People of all ages-- including walkers, runners, parents with strollers, and in-line skaters-- join bike enthusiasts in being attracted to the East Bay Bike Path for its recreational aspects and as a safe alternative to hazardous riding on busy streets. The State estimates ridership at 1,000 to 2,000 people per day on summer weekends.