Visiting RIDE

Our office is open to the public during normal business hours. We are located in downtown Providence, at 80 Washington St. or 255 Westminster St. (two entrances to the same building). We advise calling ahead to make an appointment before coming to RIDE for a meeting or for information. Our main number is (401) 222-4600. When visiting, please come to the 4th floor.

By Public Transportation

RIDE is located just a few blocks from the central Kennedy Plaza, the hub for all Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses to and from downtown Providence. 

By Car

Where to Park

Visitor parking and 24-hour security are provided at the Rhode Island Convention Center garage, about three blocks from the Shepard building.


The best walking route from the parking garage is by way of Mathewson Street. Upgraded recently, Mathewson Street has new sidewalks and plantings and is now brightly lit at night as part of the downtown revitalization project.

For Persons with Disabilities

To Drop Off 

There are designated drop off parking spaces on Washington Street in front of the building.

To Park

There are designated handicapped parking spaces on Washington Street and Union.

If no parking spaces are available, free handicapped parking is available in a lot on Mathewson St. and Maiden Ln.