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Saturday, August 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Charlestown will discuss multi-million dollar bike plan

Dear Friend,

On Tuesday, August 13 at 7 pm, an important public hearing concerning the proposed Coastal Route Bikeway will be held at the Charlestown Town Hall.

The Coastal Route Bikeway (Phase 1) connecting Ninigret Park to South Kingstown is back. The public hearing was originally scheduled for December 2018 but was cancelled. There is a lot to digest in the plan.

There are 3 options for the proposed Coastal Route Bikeway. Cost estimates range from $5.5 million to $10.7 million. But those estimates do not include additional costs for survey, design, right-of-way acquisition, permitting, safety beacon systems (yes, safety beacons), retaining walls, traffic studies and utility modifications. 

One option will require "acquiring" land from 37 privately owned parcels. Another will require “acquiring” land from 52 parcels.

One option would disturb two historic cemeteries. 

There are more issues surrounding this proposed bike pathway. Please read more details here

To learn more, or to voice your opinions, please come to the Public Hearing Tuesday, August 13th at 7 pm at the Town Hall. If you cannot attend, please send an email to the Town Clerk, Amy Weinreich, at and request that your comments be read into the record.

Thank you,
Charlestown Residents United

Charlestown Residents United (CRU) is a Political Action Committee dedicated to providing a voice to all Charlestown residents.

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Charlestown Residents United
P.O. Box 412
Charlestown, RI 02813