Category: alternative transportation

Infrastructure in Rochester: Bike boxes

Whatever is happening in Montreal, Rochester has great (and growing) bike infrastructure, too. Here Erik Frisch, a city Transportation Specialist and guru of alternative transportation, describes bike boxes, which allow for safer left turns at busy intersections around town.

Posted in alternative transportation, bike Rochester, safety

Montreal’s world-class bike infrastructure

Just back from a vacation in Montreal, I’ll volunteer a report about the infrastructure of that admirably bike-friendly city. Montreal is easier to traverse by bike than any city I have ever visited, and appears to have more cyclists on

Posted in alternative transportation, bicycle boulevards, transportation

Winter Biking Tips

A query came into the website asking help on biking through the winter. Gary’s answer would seem to have value to a lot of our riders especially considering the time of year, so we’ve posted it for everyone’s convenience. Any

Posted in all-weather biking, alternative transportation, General Biking

Greentopia and Bike Corral: Big Hit!

We hit a new plateau of public service last week with the RCA Bike Corral at Greentopia.  Many scores of cyclists visited, parked their bikes, and had their pictures taken (and their bikes memorialized for security purposes) and got to

Posted in alternative transportation, Rochester events, Rochester news, transportation

Don’t Be Ridiculous! How one Swedish city gets people to trade silly car trips for bikes

Here is a Swedish video about how to motivate, cajole and humerously encourage people to use active transportation, biking and walking, rather than hopping into the car for short trips. They’ve used some non conventional techniques for social marketing. Scott

Posted in alternative transportation

Don’t Be Ridiculous! How one Swedish city gets people to trade silly car trips for bikes

Here is a Swedish video about how to motivate, cajole and humerously encourage people to use active transportation, biking and walking, rather than hopping into the car for short trips. They’ve used some non conventional techniques for social marketing. Scott

Posted in alternative transportation

Don’t Be Ridiculous! How one Swedish city gets people to trade silly car trips for bikes

Here is a Swedish video about how to motivate, cajole and humerously encourage people to use active transportation, biking and walking, rather than hopping into the car for short trips. They’ve used some non conventional techniques for social marketing. Scott

Posted in alternative transportation

This is it! Bicycle Master Plan Public Meetings Wedesday and Thursday Night 6pm Aug. 25-26

Dear Cyclists,Here is a repeat listing of the Rochester Bicycle Master Plan Rochester Quadrant Citizens Meetings if you have not seen the listing already. We are welcoming all citizens and cyclist to attend. The meetings will be facilitated by Bruce

Posted in Advocacy, alternative transportation, Rochester cycling

This is it! Bicycle Master Plan Public Meetings Wedesday and Thursday Night 6pm Aug. 25-26

Dear Cyclists,Here is a repeat listing of the Rochester Bicycle Master Plan Rochester Quadrant Citizens Meetings if you have not seen the listing already. We are welcoming all citizens and cyclist to attend. The meetings will be facilitated by Bruce

Posted in Advocacy, alternative transportation, Rochester cycling

Getting the word out

Mostly, I just wanted to hightlight the GRATS idea with the article below that I have posted in various venues–and to mention that I hope the next meeting of the RCA includes some time devoted to communications–getting the word out

Posted in alternative transportation, bicycle boulevards, bicycle Rochester NY, GRATS, Rochester transportation