St. Paul, South and Clinton Avenues Could Soon Go Two Ways

St. Paul, South and Clinton Avenues Could Soon Go Two Ways

This article was scraped from Rochester Subway. This is a blog about Rochester history and urbanism has not been published since 2017. The current owners are now publishing link spam which made me want to preserve this history.. The original article was published August 11, 2011 and can be found here.

North Clinton Avenue looking toward Main Street. This could one day become two-way traffic.

   The City of Rochester has contracted with     Laberge Group

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of Albany, New York to determine the feasibility of converting the one-way street couplets of St. Paul Street/South Avenue and North/South Clinton Avenue between Byron Street and Cumberland Street to two-way traffic to improve neighborhood accessibility and walkability. Key considerations are expected to include impacts to traffic congestion, safety, parking, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit, and service provision.

Two-way Conversion Project Map

The immediate study area is the St. Paul Quarter neighborhood in Downtown Rochester, bounded by the Genesee River, the Inner Loop Expressway, North Clinton Avenue, and East Main Street. The secondary study area is generally the Washington Square neighborhood, extending south of East Main Street to Byron Street. Study impacts will likely extend beyond the immediate study area and will be taken into account.

Feel free to flip thru the     Existing Conditions Analysis here [PDF 5.5MB]    .

The City of Rochester's Department of Environmental Services (Engineering Bureau) will lead the project along with assistance from the City of Rochester Neighborhood & Business Development Department. Other agencies involved include the NYS and Monroe County DOT's, RGRTA, Genesee Transportation Council, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, and representatives from St. Paul Quarter, Washington Square, and South Wedge.

Scope of Work & Schedule

April 2011
    Project Familiarization
   - Kickoff Meeting
   - Review of Relevant Studies/Projects

April - July 2011
    Existing Conditions Analysis
   - Background
   - Data Collection
   - Analyze Existing Conditions
   - Existing Conditions Report

July - September 2011
    Future Conditions Forecast
   - Forecast future conditions based on two growth scenarios
   - Future Conditions Forecast Report

September 2011 - January 2012
    Two-Way Conversion Feasibility Assessment
   - Development of Feasible Alternatives
   - Public Meeting #1

January - March 2012
    Final Report
   - Produce Final Report
   - Public Meeting #2

Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA