As mentioned before, the next step in the fight for bike lanes on East Avenue is for the towns of Pittsford and Brighton to pass resolutions in support of a narrower center turn lane and 5-foot-wide bicycle lanes. Since Monroe County already builds roads using 10-foot center turn lanes, the resolutions can reference the Monroe County standard.
To that end, the morning of March 6, we met with the Brighton Committee for Public Works and presented a letter in support of such a resolution. The Committee signaled an interest in collaborating with the Town of Pittsford to ensure that the resolutions are compatible and support the stated objective.
At the Pittsford Town Board meeting the evening of March 6, Town Supervisor Bill Smith notified the public that the Board would consider (and possibly pass) a resolution at the next Town Board meeting: March 20 at 6:00 PM, in the basement of Pittsford Town Hall at 11 S. Main Street.
Brighton’s next Town Board meetings are at 7:00 PM on March 14 and March 28. The March 14 Brighton Town Board meeting already has a critically important item on its agenda: the enabling legislation needed for Community Choice Aggregation, a policy that enjoys widespread support among environmentalists and several of the groups co-sponsoring Citizens for East Avenue Bike Lanes.
Please mark your calendars to show up for the March 14 meeting of the Brighton Town Board to voice your support for a resolution for bike lanes on East Avenue!
DATE: March 14, 2018
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Brighton Town Hall
ADDRESS: 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618