Reconnect Rochester asking you to name streets for possible redesign

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Eileen Fay rides her bike everywhere, or at least she tries to. There are places in the city of Rochester she just doesn’t go, like Monroe Avenue.


“It’s a great shopping destination and right now it’s just not safe for bicycles,” she said.


Fay said she would like to see more bike lanes there, and one organization is looking for input from people like her.

Reconnect Rochester is working on something called the Complete Streets Makeover, a project that wants to make streets safer for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

Mike Governale with Reconnect Rochester said a steering committee will take nominations from people like Fay and then do some research.


“We’ll look at a range of things, like crash data and whether there have been any pedestrian cycling incidents in that area. We’ll also look to see if there are any schools or health clinics nearby the community needs access to.”

Governale said they’ll ultimately pick one spot to re-engineer.


“That might include adding bike lanes, making the streets narrower, adding safe passages for pedestrians,” he said. “It could include landscaping, street trees or a whole range of things to make the street a little more inviting.”

Governale said the city and county will then take a look and are in a position to make it happen if they like what they see.

To send your nomination in, or to get more information on the project, click here.

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