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Crosswalks in Rochester -- Stripes Versus Lines

Since moving to Rochester, I've walked everywhere in the city. And I've noticed that not all pedestrian crossings are created equal. The crosswalks in my neighborhood, for example, are those parallel lines (called "standard" or "transverse"). They are in such faded condition that they are hardly visible.

by Renee
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Do Red Light Cameras Make Rochester Streets Safer?

The City of Rochester began installing red light cameras in 2010. There are currently over 30 intersections equipped with red light cameras. The cameras are active 24/7 and get still photos and video anytime a vehicle runs a red light. Registered owners of vehicles that are “captured” running red lights in those intersections are sent a Notice of Liability in the mail. The big question -- Does the presence of red light cameras make streets safer?

by Renee
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Playing Frogger on East Avenue

East Avenue is one of the grandest, historic, loveliest streets to walk, bike, run, ride the bus and drive along. And it was made even better and safer for all those things by a street calming project a few years ago that took the avenue from four lanes to two.

by Renee
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Crosswalks in the Park Ave Neighborhood

We live in one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Rochester, yet we still have very few designated places for pedestrians to safely cross. There are crosswalks (not the stripey, noticeable kind, but the parallel line kind) at the traffic lights. But it’s rare to find them elsewhere. On Park Avenue, for example, you can either safely cross at Culver Rd or all the way down at Berkeley St. There are a lot of businesses in between, so people end up walking across willy-nilly at their own peril, rather than at some designated midway crosswalk between the two.

by Renee
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NYC: Striving to Make Streets Safer for Everyone

Striving to make streets safer for everyone is a win-win. Regardless of how you traverse city streets -- by bike, foot, car, bus, skateboard -- we are all in this together. And since NY's Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office, safer streets has been one of his major goals. His Vision Zero plan strives to bring traffic fatalities down to zero by 2024.

by Renee
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Reinventing a More Walkable Phoenix

Reversing sprawl in Phoenix? It warmed my heart to read about another city making changes to reverse years of sprawl and car-centric thinking -- Phoenix, AZ. Like Oklahoma City, “walkable” is not a word that comes to mind when you think about Phoenix. Phoenix is a sprawling city known for being located stubbornly in the middle of the desert far from a water source. Growing up in New Mexico where handling the hot dry summers were a badge of courage, we heard legends of misters all over Phoenix sprinkling people with water to keep them cool. And green lawns being grown instead of desert landscaping. I will admit, I attached myself to all that water wasting as a reason not to like Phoenix back in the day.

by Renee
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