ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Mayor Lovely Warren is asking the community to help plan the future of Rochester’s transportation system.
The city is hosting a series of public meetings where the community can give their input into the future development of their transportation network.
The Comprehensive Access and Mobility Plan (CAMP) will study all modes of transportation, including vehicle, pedestrian, transit, bicycle and those used by people with disabilities. Mayor Warren says the growth and resurgence of the city’s downtown has changed the way people navigate the city. Instead of a car-first mentality, it’s shifting to car-optional. The goal is to design a system that accommodates everyone.
A $175,000 federal planning grant and a $25,000 match from the city will go towards funding the study.
Warren says designing this new system will create more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better education opportunities for all citizens.
Community pop-up meetings begin on Wednesday, June 13.
Schedule of public meetings:
— 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 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28, Puerto Rican Festival, 333 Plymouth Ave.