Rochester Complete Streets Makeover

Could your street be safer?
Let us help you give it a ‘Complete Street Makeover.’

(Complete the form below before June 8, 2018 to submit your nomination.)

We need your help identifying the intersections and trouble-spots where you live, work and 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 today!

Our steering committee will pick one nomination for a Complete Streets Makeover. The makeover will include community input, on-street experiments, and support for making the changes permanent. The Complete Streets Makeover will also be featured in a short documentary film at our November Street Films event.

Reconnect Rochester and our team of partners believe streets are for people – regardless of their age, ability or mode of transportation. Together, we’re kicking off a Complete Streets Makeover program to encourage and support efforts to make our streets safer for all who use them.

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.

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.”


Click here to print a hardcopy submission form
(available as .pdf or .doc) and mail to:

Mary Staropoli
ATT: Complete Streets Makeover
Reconnect Rochester
Hungerford Complex
1115 East Main St., Box #61
Rochester, NY 14609

Complete Streets Makeover Program Steering Committee

Stephanie Woodward, Center for Disability Rights
Erik Frisch, City of Rochester
Mike Bulger, Common Ground Health
Maria Furgiuele, Community Design Center
Darin Ramsay, Genesee Transportation Council
Mike Governale, Reconnect Rochester
Renee Stetzer, Reconnect Rochester
Jim Hofmann, Stantec
Zakery Steele, Stantec
Jon Hartley, Stantec
Mike Damico, Stantec
Scott Wagner, Rochester Cycling Alliance
Megan Morsch, Regional Transit Service
Jim Pond, Monroe County Dept of Transportation

Committee Administrator:

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

Reconnect Rochester
Community Design Center of Rochester - CDCR
City of Rochester