RIT is already leading a potential bicycle renaissance in Rochester, with significant environmental and economic impacts on the city and the region.
By building an on-campus Greenway–a year round walkway/bikeway across campus– RIT could improve its campus, improve student life, promote innovation, promote sustainability, and integrate RIT’s industrial-sustainability types with our ecological-sustainability types.
The overall vision is grand. The first step could be simple. Prototype a covered, bikeable/walkable path over, or parallel to, the QuarterMile. (RIT students are already spec’ing out structural and paving options, including heatable floors for ice control).