In the U.S., pedestrian fatalities have skyrocketed, increasing by 46% from 2009-2016. In Monroe County, over 4,000 crashes in Monroe County from 2010-2017 involved bicyclists and pedestrians. Eight people die on our streets every year as a result of these crashes.
In 2016, one of those people was a young child near the corner of Parsells Ave. & Greeley St. in Rochester’s Beechwood neighborhood. At our next Rochester Street Films event on Nov 14 at The Little Theatre, a short film will tell the story of a street transformation fueled by the community’s desire to disrupt this car-dominated speedway, and take it back as a safe and welcoming space for everyone.
We will also reveal design renderings for the finalists of our Complete Streets Makeover project, created by the complete streets design experts at Stantec to show how these intersections could be made safer. And if that’s not enough, we’ve put together a collection of films, presentations & ideas about what other communities are doing, and what we can do right here in Rochester to reclaim and redesign our streets.
See more event details and reserve your seat in advance with an online donation to Reconnect Rochester (suggested $5 - $25):
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Getting to the event:
BIKE and park in our secure bike corral, ride the BUS taking Route #31 or #57, or WALK to The Little Theatre