1949. From Rochester Municpal Archive Modern Collection

How to Not Deal with Parking at the Lilac Festival

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The Lilac Festival kicks off today. It will take over Highland Park for 10 days of music, food, art, exhibits, parades, races, festivities, and — of course — lilacs. It is estimated that over 50,000 people from all over the world attend every year. (That’s a far cry from the 3,000 that gathered when the festival […]

John riding the new bike boulevard

A Neighborhood Greenway: Rochester’s First Bike Boulevard

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Southbound along the new Hillside Avenue bike boulevard, this segment connects across Highland Avenue to the first bike boulevard in the Town of Brighton. Rochester began building its first and long-awaited bike boulevard as part of a larger plan to create a low-cost network of low-speed streets for low-stress cycling. Construction of the new Canterbury-Harvard-Hillside […]