Links of the Day:
– Rochester is really stepping up efforts to become a bicycle-friendly city. You may have noticed new bike lanes and sharrows around town. Other initiatives involve biking trails. The city is steadily building the Genesee Riverway Trail and will open a new bridge near the University of Rochester. The El Camino trail is nearing completion.
This week, the city issued a request for proposals for a design and construction of seven trail connections:
- Harding / Brewster Park to Turning Point Park
- St. Paul Street Trailhead
- Vincent Street Open Space
- Plymouth Avenue Greenway Connector
- South Wedge Neighborhood Connectors (2 separate trail connections)
- Genesee Valley Park Connector
The cost of the project is $1.5 million. Eighty percent of the money comes from federal sources. A couple years ago, the city developed a Bicycle Master Plan, outlining ways the city can improve bike access.
– Did you know New York beekeepers sometimes take their bees out of state to help pollinate crops? That could be one of the factors in bee diseases.
– Gym towel thefts are a problem. Why would anyone want one of those thin, little towels?
– Bears interrupt a Scranton, Pennsylvania TV newscast. The anchorman jokes perhaps a tiger will show up.