Proposed_Parking_Changes_Map copy (click to download) Docket Action Item #5245:14 (click to download) The city will hold a public parking workshop on Thursday, March 20th at 6:30 pm in the community room at the police station to review the proposed sticker parking changes. If you are not able to attend but would like to make comment, please email the city councilors whose contact information is listed below. Last week at the city council meeting, the council received a report recommending expanding the Residential Parking Program (sticker parking) to include high density areas, areas with little to no off-street parking, and residential areas in mixed use or near major tourist sections of Newport; this change would eliminate the petition process for the proposed streets. The streets proposed for inclusion in the Residential Parking Program include: All roads west of Broadway up to A-1 Pizza and west to Van Zandt Ave. Southern end is Farewell Street and Thames down to Bucci’s liquor. Everything north of Touro street between Kay and Broadway all the way up to Rhode Island Ave. Warner, Broadway, and Marcus Wheatland are not restricted. This directly impacts our neighborhood and has been a topic of discussion in our meetings regularly. […]
http://www.newport-now.com/articles/online-survey-solicits-residents%27-opinions/ December 28, 2012 – By Meg O’Neil The community-interest group Alliance for a Livable Newport has announced that it will conduct monthly email and Facebook surveys to get feedback on what’s going on in the city, including several major projects that will affect residents of Aquidneck Island. Anyone, from any town, who accesses the group’s website or Facebook page online can respond to the surveys. Approximately 90 people responded to the first survey, which contained three questions – about the proposed tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Broadway improvement construction slated for 2013, and the wind turbine ordinance recently passed by the Newport City Council. Only the toll question requested a “Yes” or “No” response; the other two questions solicited comments only. One of the biggest local issues of 2012 has been the prospect of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. After the state Department of Transportation turned over responsibility for the Sakonnet River and Jamestown bridges to the state Turnpike & Bridge Authority, the Authority announced that in order to maintain Aquidneck Island’s four-bridge system (including the Pell and Mount Hope Bridges), it would have to either raise the toll on the Pell Bridge to $5 or add new tolls on the Sakonnet […]
Successful KickStarter Campaign! 530 Backers – $61,130 pledged of $55,000 goal This project will be funded on Friday Dec 28, 7:28am EST. Keep the JPT: Digital Cinema Challenge Jane Pickens Theater Hollywood is forcing all theaters to upgrade to digital projection as the era of 35mm film comes to an end in early 2013! by Kathy Staab click the link below to read the complete story! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1220959735/keep-the-jpt-digital-cinema-challenge
Alliance for a Livable Newport December 2012 Survey Results Survey Name: 3 Questions – 3 Minutes Dec 26, 2012 8:20:14 PM PLEASE COMMENT BELOW! 2. At a recent Newport City Council workshop, the reconstruction and redesign of lower Broadway was presented. Turns out the project will be “long and messy.” An aggressive timetable would complete the work in a little over a year but the Broadway Business District streets would be torn up for the entire summer of 2013. Will it be worth the turmoil in a major commercial district over the busy 2013 summer tourist season to keep within the project timetable? If the project is suspended over the summer months (2013) to permit greater access to businesses and ease traffic congestion the project costs increase and therefore would not be completed until 2014. – Responses Answer 0 Suspend it. 1 I don’t think tourists have found this major commercial district. Rip off the band-aid, fix this area, and be done with it. 2 GET IT DONE! 3 I am in favor of the construction being completed in the shortest amount of time within the current budget. I feel that the city and construction crews can minimize the disruption […]
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Greetings! You have a voice in the community! We want to hear from you about the important issues and concerns affecting our quality of life in Newport. Beginning this month, and each month in 2013, we will ask for your input and feedback with a simple survey of issues selected by the Board of Directors of The Alliance for a Livable Newport. We will also share the results of the survey and publish them online. Do you have additional questions, concerns or suggestions? Please let us know! Take this survey Thank you for participating in this month’s survey! We really appreciate your feedback. Please be sure and visit our Facebook page where you can also post your comments! We will be announcing exciting new Public Forums for 2013 soon, so stay connected, engaged and informed with The Alliance for A Livable Newport on our website: http://newportalliance.org. *Please share this survey with your neighbors! We’d like to hear from as many Newport residents as possible and are actively seeking greater participation and new members! Sincerely, Ronald Becker, Treasurer Alliance for a Livable Newport firstname.lastname@example.org
The Newport City Council voted to receive a recommendation from City Manager Jane Howington to keep parking in the Broadway Streetscape Project front-in angle parking during Wednesday night’s meeting. City staff conducted a feasibility investigation on implementing back-in angle parking. A report, provided by the Louis Berger Group, recommended that parking should remain as initially designed for several reasons. According to the report, there have only been an average of 2.5 angle parking accidents on Broadway. The report also cited public resistance to back-in parking, especially from the elderly, could be problematic. Instances from Brunswick, ME and Plattsburg, NY, were also cited in the report, where communities adopted and later reversed back-in angle parking after negative publicity. Confusion between traditional parking near Washington Square was also a concern. A redesign of the Broadway Streetscape Project to incorporate back-in parking was estimated at about $49,500 in additional costs. Modifications required in the redesign included changes to the roadway design, landscaping design, street lighting and utility design, storm water design and traffic design. Regarding scheduling implications, the redesign would have required four weeks to implement the changes. Bari George, of Bike Newport, told the city council despite the concerns, she hoped the […]