Since 2005, the Providence Downtown Improvement District (DID) has had a visible presence downtown, working side-by-side with community partners. The DID Clean Team is on litter patrol every day. You’ll find team members wearing bright yellow uniforms, sweeping the sidewalks and collecting trash throughout the downtown district. Keeping downtown clean and attractive is a top priority.
DID safety guides work closely with the Providence Police Department and other members of the community to keep downtown safe and welcoming. Every day, they patrol the district on foot, on bike and on segway, providing extra eyes and ears on the street.
The DID has managed the seasonal downtown planting program, to great acclaim. The program includes 248 hanging baskets, 60 large-scale sidewalk planters, and eight ground-level planting areas. The gorgeous flowers add a pop of color downtown, and as visitors frequently comment, the city has never looked better!