The City of Rochester has contracted with Laberge Group of Albany, New York to determine the feasibility of converting the one-way street couplets of St. Paul Street/South Avenue and North/South Clinton Avenue between Byron Street and Cumberland Street to two-way traffic to improve neighborhood accessibility and walkability. Key considerations are expected to include impacts to traffic congestion, safety, parking, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit, and service provision.
The immediate study area is the St. Paul Quarter neighborhood in Downtown Rochester, bounded by the Genesee River, the Inner Loop Expressway, North Clinton Avenue, and East Main Street. The secondary study area is generally the Washington Square neighborhood, extending south of East Main Street to Byron Street. Study impacts will likely extend beyond the immediate study area and will be taken into account.
Feel free to flip thru the Existing Conditions Analysis here [PDF 5.5MB].
The City of Rochester’s Department of Environmental Services (Engineering Bureau) will lead the project along with assistance from the City of Rochester Neighborhood & Business Development Department. Other agencies involved include the NYS and Monroe County DOT’s, RGRTA, Genesee Transportation Council, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, and representatives from St. Paul Quarter, Washington Square, and South Wedge.
Scope of Work & Schedule
– Kickoff Meeting
– Review of Relevant Studies/Projects
April – July 2011
Existing Conditions Analysis
– Data Collection
– Analyze Existing Conditions
– Existing Conditions Report
July – September 2011
Future Conditions Forecast
– Forecast future conditions based on two growth scenarios
– Future Conditions Forecast Report
September 2011 – January 2012
Two-Way Conversion Feasibility Assessment
– Development of Feasible Alternatives
– Public Meeting #1
January – March 2012
– Produce Final Report
– Public Meeting #2
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This is an excellent start. Hopefully RGRTA will get involved so bus routes can be adjusted accordingly. The only unfortunate part about all this is the deadness of the streetscape that will persist even with the improvements. Hopefully the study also addresses crossing issues. Main st. is begging for some Barnes Dance style intersections to allow for a better pedestrian experience.