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Plans for Aquidneck Island Bikeway to be Released

Plans for Aquidneck Island Bikeway to be Released

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Details of an 18-mile Aquidneck Island Bikeway are to be released soon.

The Newport Daily News reports the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission will release the planned route on Monday.

The bikeway will connect Easton's Beach in Newport to the Sakonnet River Bridge in Portsmouth in a continuous route. It's expected to mostly use existing roads.

Commission Executive Director Tina Dolen tells the newspaper it will provide a safe way for people to bike across the island once it's completed in two or three years.

The Aquidneck Island Bikeway is expected to cost significantly less than another bike project in the works, the Shoreline Bikeway. The planning commission wants to build that path on an old rail corridor. Dolen says the Shoreline Bikeway could take 15 years and around $24 million.

 

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