Season 5: Cycle Paths
A Biking History of Rochester
Unbeknownst to many, Rochester, New York is one of the first cities with infrastructure centered around the bicycle. We begin our journey in the late 19th century with the growing popularity of the safety bicycle among women, leading us toward the Sidepath Movement. In the aftermath of the 1911 City Plan
cars take the streets by storm, increasing danger and hampering mobility. As the city moves away from its roots, cycling reemerges with the rise of environmentalism in the 1970s. Bikes have played an important role throughout Rochester's storied history, and continues to change the lives of those residing and commuting here today. Join us as we cycle Flower City.