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Rochester's Complete Streets Makeover

We need your help identifying the intersections and trouble-spots where you live, work or play that could be redesigned to make them safer for everyone.

Is there an intersection or block in the City of Rochester or Monroe County that makes you feel uneasy during your daily travels? Nominate it for a Complete Streets Makeover! Complete the online form by the nomination deadline:  Friday, April 12, 2019.

From the public nominations received, our steering committee will select a winning intersection. The makeover will include a community input session, a design rendering by the engineering team at Stantec, on-street installation of temporary design improvements, and support for making the changes permanent.  Learn more in this blog post about the process and transformation of last year’s winning intersection (Parsells Ave. & Greeley St. in the Beechwood neighborhood).

Reconnect Rochester and our team of partners believe streets are for people – regardless of their age, ability or mode of transportation. No one understands what it’s like to use our streets better than those who walk, bike, roll and ride along them everyday. So nominate one today and tell us what changes you’d like to see.

If you’d rather fill out a hard copy, click here to print a submission form and mail it to:

Reconnect Rochester
Hungerford Complex
1115 East Main St., Box #61
Rochester, NY 14609

What is a Complete Street?

A complete street is one that is designed and operated to allow everyone—regardless of age, ability or mode of transportation—safer access on that street. A complete street is a shared street; one shared by pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists. It reflects and serves the surrounding community and neighborhoods.

Are all Complete Streets the same?

No. As Smart Growth America explains: “There is no singular design prescription for Complete Streets; each one is unique and responds to its community context. A complete street may include: sidewalks, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safer crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, and more.

A Complete Street in a rural area will look quite different from a Complete Street in a highly urban area, but both are designed to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road.”

Program Steering Committee

Darin Ramsay, City of Rochester

Mike Bulger, Common Ground Health

Maria Furgiuele, Community Design Center Rochester

Jessica Balow, Disability Rights of New York

Alex Kone, Genesee Transportation Council

Jim Pond, Monroe County Dept of Transportation

Kayle Stettner, New York State Dept of Transportation

Renee Stetzer, Reconnect Rochester

Megan Morsch, Regional Transit Service

Scott Wagner, Rochester Cycling Alliance

Jim Hofmann, Stantec

Zakery Steele, Stantec

Jon Hartley, Stantec

Michael Damico, Stantec / Reconnect Rochester


Program Administrator:

Mary Staropoli
Reconnect Rochester
phone: (585) 340-7555

Reconnect Rochester
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