The concept for City Walk first emerged as the “East-West Greenway” during the Old Harbor Forums in 2006, an initiative of the Providence Planning Department, the Providence Foundation, the American Institute of Architects RI and the Providence Preservation Society.
In 2014 a study was completed by L+A Landscape Architecture, with the support of Brown University, The Colosseum, the Jewelry District Foundation, the Providence Foundation, and The Rhode Island Foundation. It examines some key design considerations for moving City Walk from vision to reality.
The City Walk Report 2014 takes you exploring along the entire 8+ mile route, shows you all the possibilities City Walk offers for bringing our city together and more. Maps and diagrams show you the route along with examples of possible amenities, new green spaces and other features that can enhance this walking and biking pathway between Roger Williams and India Point Park.