I should have also said, the Smokey poster is by Gingerbeard, not Spaceman.
FYI, Gingerbeard is not the same artist as Spaceman.
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If Winn companies wanted to save the taxpeyers money then why did they not propose the $57 million deal first? They onyl want the money and are not worried about MCC or the taxpayers. Winn has already recieved COMIDA assistance but apparently that is not enough. Why is Winn begging for MCC to stay? It is obvious Mayor Richards needs to stay out of real estate and focus on the finances and needs of the City of Rochester. Also, a proposed RPD substation is proposed for the Sibley building. Why? RPD is already on East Main street and the surrounding area!
More needs to be done, right now most of what the City has done on street is just window dressing. Bike lanes and sharrows aren't necessary on streets with room for a bicyclist and a car. We need infrastructure investments on streets that don't have space for cyclists. The places I have the most trouble are places where I impede traffic with my presence. As long as the cars can keep speeding along they pay me no mind, but slow them down and they hate me. There does need to be some driver education, bikes need to be seen as equal users of the road and not as an intruder.
ZRC has a point about ensuring cyclists follow the rules of the road, but that seems to be isolated to certain users. Your serious bike commuters are good "drivers", it seems the casual cyclist and those in the poorer parts of town seem to give little regard for the rules of the road. Maybe some of the law breaking is because they don't feel comfortable because of the conduct of motorists. More needs to be done on both sides, but you can usually tell by the appearance of the cyclist whether or not they'll obey the laws.
Making our Rochester, NY streets safe and accommodating for active transportation (walking and bicycling) is one of the most robust actions we can take on addressing Climate Change in our region.
“Transportation sources emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. In 2010, transportation contributed approximately 27 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.” (EPA)
So, if we can get folks in vehicles to share the road with pedestrians and bicyclist and get pedestrians and bicyclists to follow the rules of the road, many more will see active transportation as a viable way to get around in our community and take signification action on Climate Change. Already, the City of Rochester has done much on bicycling as transportation: ROC the bike! http://www.cityofrochester.gov/rocthebike/
I commute all the time--yes, even during the blizzards of winter. My main problem is being bullied by motorists. I ride on the correct side of the road, except when nearing an important turn that would be difficult if I stay on the correct side. I keep a very steady pace. I'm more observant and defensive than motorists who are too busy texting to pay attention to the road. I do waver but that's because of a debilitating brain disease that damages my nerve cells, so it's not like I'm wavering on purpose.
During my commutes, I have had motorists bully me by pulling in front of me and braking hard. I've had motorists honk at me, scaring me, and causing me to crash into trees or mailboxes. I've had motorists flash me repeatedly with their brights at nighttime (I have several visibility devices--they DID see me), causing me to crash into ditches.
I follow the rules and I'm still bullied. Why is that? While I agree we need to adopt a more cycle-friendly infrastructure, what is paramount is we need to teach motorists that cyclists are not toys.
I think some riding education is necessary if it's not already being done. When I approach a cyclist riding exceedingly slow, against traffic, wandering left/right at least 2ft...on and off the sidewalk...it's very disconcerting. They inspire no confidence, and this irritates drivers. Teach people that bikes aren't toys. Ride them properly at a decent pace, obey all traffic laws and motorists will respect cyclists.
"a business that offered bicycle valet parking to customers" The whole point of riding a bike is NOT having to park it, this sounds like a pointless idea.
I think the most important thing to get people to ride to work is showers/locker rooms. Most people need to look presentable at work, and if you're anything like me you don't look great after a bike ride. I never rode to work until I started working somewhere with locker rooms, now I ride every day March-December.
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Donald, if you could get Mr. Maye to return my calls, I'd love to speak with him about this and other matters regarding the church.
Good point, j.a.m. Obama got his tax hike on 'the rich' that he wanted so badly. However, that same tax law raised the payroll tax on those who work for a living - check your pay stub. Obama didn't crow about that like he did about sticking it to 'the rich' did he? Now he want more tax hikes to' balance' cuts in spending. The reality is that we've had the tax hikes, and now the spending cuts must come.
Marvin may is a friend of mine and does not want the building torn down . He's being leaned on just like all the other black businessmen and home owners who have lost property to city officials who steal through scheme . I saw the post and had to tell you what you don't knowv
A liberal complaining about taxes is like an arsonist complaining about the smoke.
Remember, paying taxes is a great privilege. The more you pay, the more grateful you should be for the privilege of involuntarily supporting feeble-minded old widows and little crippled orphans. As President Obama so poignantly explains, every tax break you selfishly claim — you monster! — forces our dear leader to choose between a poor child and a disabled child.
The Flying Squirrel has a proven commitment to building real community. I am proud to have them as a neighbor.
This contemporary group of young, engaged people might represent the next generation of urban leaders.
Dedicated and inclusive.
Viva la squirrel!!
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"The Flying Squirrel Community Space"? Sure glad this venue isn't in Holley. It would have been shot full of holes a few weeks ago.
Speaking of flying squirrels, is Bullwinkle's still open? Or did things get too rocky for them?
The police could start by cleaning up the MASSIVE piles of sh*t left by their horses when riding on a street with no event or any other reason for horses.
Ah Joe Morelle... described by one adversary as "tough, shrewd, calculating", he has kept the local Democrats from being obliterated in the last two election cycles, but not by much. Completely incapable at getting the base out in non-presidential years, resulting in voting rates of 15-20%, his "shrewd" calculus for legislation last year was a proposed mixed martial arts bill and a pay raise for a supposedly "part time" legislature that is already paid a $79,000 base salary and a $34,500 stipend for his so-called "leadership" position, on top of which come additional stipends called "lulus" for committee chairmanships and living expenses in Albany. I believe Joe stands to bring in close to $130,000 this year. Not to mention health care benefits and pensions that start at age 65, even if members are re-elected. NY pays its legislators the most buck for arguably the least bang. In 2004, NY had over 17,000 bills introduced, 3,428 paid staff (more than 2x the next state), and more legislative committees than any other state.
The only reason Morelle has gotten involved is that Tom Wilmot, a Democratic dinosaur, owns the Sibley building and as a key Democratic contributor, Wilmot expects Morelle (and Richards) to carry his water for him. If you ask students, faculty and staff at MCC's Damon Campus, they WANT to move. The Sibley building is obsolete, dangerous and in bad need of repairs. Why should STUDENTS have to go to school at an old department store? Nazareth College students don't. St. John Fisher College students don't. U of R students don't. MCC students at Brighton don't. I thought the Democratic Party gave a damn about "Democracy". If they did, the democratic choice is to let the campus go to Kodak, as the majority of the people it impacts WANT to go to Kodak. Morelle and Richards ought to keep their noses out of it. It's not MCC's job to anchor economic development for downtown. That's Richards, Brooks and Morelle's problem. MCC's job is to educate their students the best way they know how. This means moving to the Kodak site. Morelle and his watercarriers will just have to DEAL WITH IT.
I was wondering where one goes to be trained as a "social intervention artist" and how we're to know if such an "artist" is a good one?
So are you saying our military likes drone striking innocent civilians? Really?
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