Traffic Deaths in the US on the Rise

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While everyone was enjoying their summer barbecues, beach vacations and The Olympics, the Centers for Disease Control, National Safety Council and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rolled out some bad news about traffic crashes in the United States: Traffic deaths are on the rise and traffic safety in our country is far worse when compared with […]

1949. From Rochester Municpal Archive Modern Collection

How to Not Deal with Parking at the Lilac Festival

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The Lilac Festival kicks off today. It will take over Highland Park for 10 days of music, food, art, exhibits, parades, races, festivities, and — of course — lilacs. It is estimated that over 50,000 people from all over the world attend every year. (That’s a far cry from the 3,000 that gathered when the festival […]

John riding the new bike boulevard

A Neighborhood Greenway: Rochester’s First Bike Boulevard

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Southbound along the new Hillside Avenue bike boulevard, this segment connects across Highland Avenue to the first bike boulevard in the Town of Brighton. Rochester began building its first and long-awaited bike boulevard as part of a larger plan to create a low-cost network of low-speed streets for low-stress cycling. Construction of the new Canterbury-Harvard-Hillside […]

Rochester Pace Car

Calling All Pace Car Drivers

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“People live around here.” It’s something I frequently yell at drivers who fly down my street because they are late to something. It’s what residents everywhere wish drivers would remember when they commute through their neighborhoods. “People live around here!” As drivers, we often find ourselves speeding through someone else’s neighborhood to get where we […]