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Genesee River Bike Tour

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roc the riverwayJoin the Western New York satellite of the Urban Land Institute (ULI WNY) for a bike tour along the Genesee River and moderated panel discussion about ROC the Riverway on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

  • The bike tour will depart from the Pace Bike Station outside of First Federal Plaza (28 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614) at 3:00PM.
  • The panel discussion will begin at 4:30PM on the 19th floor of First Federal Plaza. A cocktail reception will follow.

About ROC the Riverway
Cities around the world have discovered the tremendous power of great public spaces, bicycle/pedestrian-focused infrastructure, and water-oriented development in attracting employers and the next generation workforce. In 2016, the Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), worked with Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop land use and implementation strategies to activate and revitalize Main Street, the Genesee River Corridor, and the Broad Street Aqueduct, creating dynamic connections between these three downtown assets. In 2018, New York State pledged $50 million to fund riverway projects. ROC the Riverway will consolidate more than two dozen transformative projects along the Genesee River under a single concept to achieve synergy and leverage the value of Rochester’s riverfront.

Bike Tour
The bike tour will be led by Erik Frisch, City of Rochester Manager of Special Projects and Project Manager for ROC the Riverway. Participants may use their own bike or a Pace bike.

Panel Speakers:
Andy Raus, Vice President, Bergmann Associates (moderator)
Alex Yudelson, Chief of Staff, City of Rochester
Shawn Dunwoody, Artist and Educator, DUNWOODĒ Visual Consulting and ROC the Riverway Advisory Board
Vincent Esposito, Regional Director, Empire State Development