Connections: Discussing Rochester's bike lane problem, and the benefits of active transportation
Rochester has a bike lane problem. That’s according to research and reporting done by WXXI’s health reporter, Brett Dahlberg. He spent eight weeks recording video and studying issues related to Rochester’s more than 60 miles of bike lanes. He found the lanes are often filled with parked cars and there’s little cyclists can do about it.
What does this mean for a city working to expand travel to and from work by bike? Dahlberg joins us to discuss his reporting, along with the health benefits of commuting by bike or on foot. This conversation comes in advance of an upcoming summit on active transportation hosted by Common Ground Health. Our guests:
- Brett Dahlberg, WXXI health reporter and producer
- Mike Bulger, health communities project coordinator at Common Ground Health
- Susan Levin, vice president of the Rochester Cycling Alliance, and coordinator of the Rochester Women’s Bike Festival
- Mark Fenton, public health planning and transportation consultant
- Kecia L. McCullough, founder of the Rochester chapter of Black Girls Do Bike