Posted at: 04/29/2013 6:51 AM
Updated at: 04/29/2013 11:37 PM
A lesson in how government works to bring transportation to communities.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was joined by one of her colleagues, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, of Oregon, for a lecture called "Transit Talks". The lecture was at the Gleason Works Auditorium.
Congressman Blumenauer shared how rail, bicycle and other transportation options have worked for residents in the city of Portland. One person asked him if Rochester can do more to promote bicycling.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer said, "I think you're off to a good start. I think you got a designation. Recently talking with the mayor this afternoon, he was real down on that (promotion). For me, it is having people insist that making the community safe for cyclists and pedestrians is a critical part of not just the transportation agenda but the safety agenda."
The lecture was part of the "Reshaping Rochester" Series hosted by the Rochester Regional Community Design Center.