Love this article. I'm an avid motorcyclist (it is the main part of my identity as a human being), and am also a bicyclist - whenever I can't ride my motorcycle, I take my bicycle - and this is a fascinating look into a few strident bicyclists' lives. Very similar to a look into the lives of lifestyle-motorcyclists.
I'd have to say that Rochester's bicyclists, pedestrians, *and* motorcyclists are indeed treated as second-class citizens here. We need more accommodations and respect toward those 3 classes of commuters/people.
And there is an ongoing migration of Americans (particularly Generation Y Americans) to dense urban centers, which goes to show further the particular importance of paying attention to services in the City. Cities, after all, are our future and are here to stay. Keeping them safe and continuously vitalized, may it be through public services, business investment, and transportation investment, is important for us Gen Y'ers, including myself.
Rochester definitely has an automobile problem, which needs to be confronted with sensible, sustainable solutions - Mike Governale had it spot-on.
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