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1 Rochester: Action 2020 The Local Context October 17, 2012 GENESEE TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL

2 Bicycle Master Plan  $80,000 City-Funded Project  Multi-Agency Advisory Committee  Began May 2010; Completed February 2011 

3 Scope of Work  Inventory of Relevant Plans  Existing Conditions Analysis  Peer City Review  Recommend and Prioritize Improvements  Assess Desirable Zoning Changes  Recommendations for Public Education/Outreach  Finalize Bicycle Master Plan Document

4 Plan Implementation  Complete Streets Policy  Regularly-Scheduled Street Projects  Targeted Restriping Projects  Parking Garage Maintenance  Neighborhood Traffic Calming

5 On-Street Bicycle Facilities Spring 2011

6 On-Street Bicycle Facilities Fall 2012

7 On-Street Bicycle Facilities Currently Planned

8 Upcoming Initiatives  Trails Network Expansion  Bicycle Boulevards Study  Bike Sharing  (More) Bike Parking  Bike Repair Stands

9 University Avenue / Art Walk 2

10 FEDERAL / STATE SOURCESLOCAL SOURCES $3.8 million – TEP$2.4 million – City $1.4 million - Earmark$1.0 million – Private $250,000 - NEA$500,000 – Monroe County $250,000 – NYS Marchiselli$400,000 - LIO $250,000 – NYS Member Item TOTAL PROJECT COST:$10 million

11 Planning Activities  Complete Streets  Multi-Use Trails  Bicycle/Active Transportation Master Planning  Safe Routes to School Program  User Resources

12 Complete Streets  Enhance livability and economic vitality in existing activity centers through improvements that consider all transportation system users  Nine plans completed, three underway  Approximately $600,000 in federal funds

13 Multi-Use Trails  Regional Trails Initiative  15 plans completed, four underway through the Priority Trails Advancement Program  Approximately $700,000 in federal funds

14 Active Transportation Planning  Increase transportation choices for persons of all ages and abilities to improve public health  First bicycle master plan completed by Penfield in 2008  Brighton finalizing, Greece and Village of Pittsford beginning  Rochester Bicycle Boulevard Plan  Approximately $190,000 in federal funds

15 Safe Routes to School  Identify and implement strategies that improve safety and encourage students to walk and bike to school  Regional guidebook and five action plans developed  Approximately $120,000 in federal funds

16 User Resources  Provide information directly to users to inform them of choices they may not otherwise fully consider  Greater Rochester Area Bicycling Map  ROCEASYRIDE commuter choice website  Approximately $190,000 in federal funds

17 Implementation  Accomplishments since miles of multi-use trails completed or rehabilitated 60 miles of multi-use trails completed or rehabilitated 20-plus miles of multi-use trails under development 20-plus miles of multi-use trails under development Road diets instituted and sidewalks added Road diets instituted and sidewalks added 20,000 copies of 2009 bicycling map distributed 20,000 copies of 2009 bicycling map distributed ROCEASYRIDE launched ROCEASYRIDE launched Safe Routes to School projects underway… Safe Routes to School projects underway…  …still much left to do 700-plus miles of multi-use trails not funded 700-plus miles of multi-use trails not funded 90 miles of major roadways rated “poor” for cycling 90 miles of major roadways rated “poor” for cycling Approximately 80 percent of federal-aid roadways don’t have sidewalks Approximately 80 percent of federal-aid roadways don’t have sidewalks

18 Implementation  Accomplishments since miles of multi-use trails completed or rehabilitated 60 miles of multi-use trails completed or rehabilitated 20-plus miles of multi-use trails under development 20-plus miles of multi-use trails under development Road diets instituted and sidewalks added Road diets instituted and sidewalks added 20,000 copies of 2009 bicycling map distributed 20,000 copies of 2009 bicycling map distributed ROCEASYRIDE launched ROCEASYRIDE launched Safe Routes to School projects underway… Safe Routes to School projects underway…

19 The Challenge  Reduced transportation revenues at national level Reprioritization of federal involvement Reprioritization of federal involvement 30-35% reduction in funding for active transportation 30-35% reduction in funding for active transportation  Increasing backlog of transportation needs Unfunded transportation projects total nearly $500 million Unfunded transportation projects total nearly $500 million Existing infrastructure continues to deteriorate Existing infrastructure continues to deteriorate  Minimal support for additional transportation revenues Economic climate limits discussion Economic climate limits discussion Competition from other public needs Competition from other public needs

20 FFY Funding Reductions HighwaysBridges Air Quality Safety -$42.10 Million (-25.7%) -$73.41 Million (-53.8%) -$10.38 Million (-36.5%) -$4.44 Million (-32.3%)

21 The Solution  Planning  Promoting  Fundraising  Implementing  Evaluating  Creative Geniuses  Motivational Ambassadors  Resource Procurers  Extraordinary Finishers  Insightful Assessors “We have run out of money; it’s time to start thinking” - Sir Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Laureate in Physics

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