News Release - Mayor Warren Proclaims Bike Week in Rochester 2017

City of Rochester

 News Release

 (Friday, May 12, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today proclaimed the week of May 13 through 21 as Bike Week in Rochester in celebration of the many advances the City continues to make to improve its bicycle infrastructure and be a bicycle-friendly community.

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“The City of Rochester continues to invest in its bicycle infrastructure. Since completing the Bicycle Master Plan in 2011, the City has installed 75 lane miles of on-street bike lanes, shared-use lanes, and Bicycle Boulevards and another 160 lane miles are in various stages of planning and design,” Mayor Warren said in her Mayoral Proclamation. “This year the City will launch a public bikesharing system in partnership with Zagster, conduct a series of Slow Ride events, and also complete our first two-way protected Cycle Track, along Union and Howell streets in Downtown Rochester.”

Bike Week takes place each year during National Bike Month and brings awareness to the ongoing implementation of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. Rochester has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

The Rochester Cycling Alliance has organized a full slate of events and rides that will take place during Bike Week. Visit to view them.

There are many reasons to promote bicycle ridership in Rochester, including:

• Improved bicycling conditions provide mobility for people who do not have cars, thereby increasing access to jobs, education and health care. Almost 20 percent of a family’s budget is spent on transportation, so families that choose to bike more often can save money on fuel and maintenance.
• Bicycle trips create zero emissions, contributing to better air quality.
• Cities that promote bicycling tend to retain youth and attract young families.
• Improved bicycling conditions add to the vitality of the community and provide access to recreational destinations across the region.
• Better bicycling facilities provide access to public transit, thereby increasing transportation options.


News Media: For more information, contact Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.