The City of Rochester is hoping to pull together a single plan for its future transportation needs...including vehicle, bus, bicycle, pedestrian and paratransit used by people with disabilities.
Mayor Lovely Warren says Rochester has been shaped by its transportation network since the days of the Erie Canal. She says it's now time to shape the future by guiding future transportation development to give the results Rochester wants.
The mayor's process starts with trying to figure out the "results Rochester wants" through the Comprehensive Access and Mobility Plan...starting with an online survey of city residents plus a series of six public meetings around town over the summer. That information will be amalgamated into the draft transportation plan.
The study is being funded by a $175,000 federal planning grant through the Genesee Transportation Council and a $25,000 match from the City.
The first round of meetings are as follows:
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, Wolk Older Adult Center, 25 Franklin St.;
• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 16, Public Market, 280 N. Union St.;
• 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, June 18, Central Library, 115 South Ave.;
• 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, Department of Human Services, 691 Paul St.;
• Time to Be Determined, Saturday, July 21, HealthiKids PlayROCS, multiple locations;
• 12 noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28, Puerto Rican Festival, 333 Plymouth Ave.