San Souci Drive

Bicycle + Pedestrian Improvements | Providence, Rhode Island

As part of a multi-disciplinary team led by VHB, Halvorson Design is creating a new separated bicycle / pedestrian path along San Souci Drive in Providence. This is the first RI Green Economy Bond bicycle infrastructure project, receiving $550,000 to build the separated bikeway with additional on-road connector improvements.

The San Souci path will fill the missing link in an evolving network of bicycle connections, creating a safer bike route overlooking the Woonasquatucket River and serving as a catalyst for the positive transformation of its congested urban setting. The 700-foot long multi-use path demonstrates a unique placemaking opportunity while at the same time introducing green infrastructure for stormwater treatment.

Halvorson Design is developing a series of landscape improvements, including planting, new signage/wayfinding, the incorporation of art along the path, and new seating and shade structures to enhance connections and access to the water.



Cynthia Smith FASLA

Project Manager

Vesna Maneva RLA 


City of Providence
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Project Lead:
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB)



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