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Another Affiliation

People are talking. Excitement builds. The Rochester Greenway is entering a new phase: a steering group (maybe, the “The Rochester Greenway Steering Group”) who will be focusing on moving the project from conceptual stage to something more concrete—or macadam, or plastic, or a new composite altogether. At this point, interested groups are offering their time to see this unique concept get funding through grants, get endorsements from various groups, and provide presentations of this all-weather, carbon-free transportation system.

“I just want to point out to you that this isn’t just about biking. This is truly about a grander purpose happening here. I would just urge you to think about what you want to do. I think it’s important to consider options for the future.”

“There is an opportunity for capitalizing on new materials and ideas and how this will relate to communities. We want to have a plan for some type of sustainable plan in the longer term sense. I think that we should also get students from other regions interested from other campuses. There are many things, which could be woven into the goals. There
is great potential here.”

“This could be a steering group for a future Charrette meeting. There is a reality about a certain threshold for numbers of people working together. I think you bring up
a good point that we should all be in contact with each-other. We should also think about people in the working group. I think it’s very important that there would be a shared vision going in multiple directions. I think we should think of ourselves as being a Greenway Steering group.”

People are talking.

More to come:

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Town of Brighton Proposed Multi-Use Trail Public Meeting July 27

Tom Low, Town of Brighton Commissioner of Public Works

Brighton, NY, July 3, 2009 – The Town of Brighton will hold a Public Meeting to review the concept of a multi-use trail connecting Town Hall and the Erie Canal. The meeting will be held on July 27th from 7pm-9pm at the Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave. The I-590 Bicycle / Pedestrian Bypass Trail Feasibility Study is nearing completion, and the Town wishes to gather additional feedback on the preferred trail alignment identified in the Draft Report.

In its 2000 Comprehensive Plan, the Town identified a concept for a trail connecting the Town Hall Complex on Elmwood Avenue to the Erie Canal at Meridian Centre Park. This Feasibility Study explores the viability of the whole corridor of the I-590 Bicycle / Pedestrian Bypass trail, with consideration given to location alternatives, design recommendations, funding sources, and phasing strategies.

The Preferred Trail Alignment map, along with the full Draft Report, is available on the Town’s website;

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R Community Bikes, needs bikes!

Bikes needed

R Community Bikes, a grassroots organization that collects and repairs used bikes to distribute free of charge to adults and children in need, will be collecting bicycles on Sat, Sept 19, at Penfield Fitness and Racket Club, 667 Panorama Trail West, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Urban Green Expo 2009

Urban Green Expo 2009

USGBC New York's Annual Green Building Conference

Submission Deadline: July 27th, 2009

Click Here For The Green Garage Inventors Competition Call for Submissions

The Green Garage Inventors Competition seeks to foster the creative ingenuity needed to usher in the green buildings of tomorrow and to retrofit our existing buildings. The competition will highlight innovative building products that address sustainability in compelling but practical ways. Winning inventions will be showcased in a dedicated section on the Urban Green Expo trade show floor on Sept. 22–23 in New York City, gaining exposure to the most vibrant real estate, media and financial market in the country. Winners will also be featured on the Urban Green Council and Urban Green Expo websites.

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Innovation/ originality
• Clarity of design and presentation
• Potential environmental value/ impact

Eligibility Requirements:
• Invention must relate to buildings
• Invention must have a working prototype
• Invention must be reproducible
• Invention may not be commercially available or subject to a patent held by another
person or organization

Invention Categories:
Site (Suggested Sub-Categories: Heat-Island Effect Mitigation, Stormwater Management)
Water Efficiency (Suggested Sub-Categories: Water-Use Reduction, Wastewater Technologies)
Energy (Suggested Sub-Categories: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Emission Reduction)
Materials and Resources (Suggested Sub-Categories: Recycled Materials, Renewable Materials, Waste Reduction)
Indoor Environmental Quality (Suggested Sub-Categories: Ventilation/Thermal Comfort, VOC/Toxicity Issues, Daylighting and Views)