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City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit cars from standing or parking in bike lanes.

City officials said the rule change, submitted to the council by Mayor Lovely Warren, will encourage more people to ride bikes and help Rochester meet its transportation and climate goals.

“We need to market our city to the outside world,” said Chief of Staff Alex Yudelson. “We know we need to attract business. We want to attract young people. We want to retain young people. We want to make all of our city accessible by all means of transportation for everybody.”

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A City Council vote on new legislation around bike lanes in Rochester -- sparked in part by WXXI’s reporting on the subject last month -- has been sent back to committee.

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The city of Rochester has installed more than 60 miles of bike lanes since 2011.

But there’s a problem: Those bike lanes are often filled with parked cars. And the city has no way to track where or when it’s happening.