Friday, May 29, 2009

The Final Report

AccessRI's final report is complete. The report has been presented to Senator Serrano. Click the link below to review. Please contact us if you have any questions or post comments here.

"Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study: A blueprint for advocacy and action"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

AccessRI proposals for a more livable and accessible community

Here's our short and long term proposals for Roosevelt Island. These proposals have been vetted by our Advisory Committee and two community review sessions. Our final report will go into more detail for each proposal.

-Board Development
-Service Request Tracking System
-Master Leaseholder for Main Street Retail
-Streetscape Improvements & Design Guidelines
-Non-Profit Incubator
-Bike Share Program
-Infrastructure Conditions Report
-Traffic Calming
-Bike Volunteer Repair Program & Abandoned Bike Removal
-Activate Public Spaces
-Wayfinding System

-On-Island Urgent Care Facilities
-Promenade Improvements
-Cantilevered Bikeway Addition
-Pedestrian Connections
-Support Serrano Senate Bill S01394 and Kellner Assembly Bill A3953

AccessRI presents to the APA NY Metro Chapter

On May 8th, the AccessRI studio team presented its studio project to the New York planning community. The event was held at the Pratt Institute with nearly 150 attendees. Here is a copy of studio's APA presentation.
AccessRI APA Presentation

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Great Feedback from the Community

Our two community review sessions on Tuesday, March 30th and Saturday, April 4th produced some critical feedback for many of our proposals.

We had approximately 30 people in attendence on Tuesday night, and nearly 25 Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts
participating in planning activities on Saturday morning.

We'd like to thank everyone who attended and stay tuned for more on our proposals.

"Kid's Korner" Planning Activity a Wild Success

Here is an sample of drawings that came out of the "Kid's Korner" planning activity. We wanted the children to illustrate their perception of their Roosevelt Island community. The drawings include what they like/dislike and how they would like to see their community change over time.

Victoria, age 11
Keiko, age 9

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Tuesday, March 31 from 7-9:00pm and Saturday, April 4 from 10:00am- 12 noon at the Senior Center, AccessRI will be holding a community review of the accessibility plan underway. Open to all!



Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bike Share on RI??

YES! And we think you'll agree.