If you believe that our neighborhood streets should be safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, children, pets and yourself – then you can become part of the solution! One way to make changes is a process called Traffic Calming. And in South-East Rochester, we have a new related program where you can…
Become a Pace Car Driver!
The Neighborhood Pace Car Program* is a citizen based initiative to slow traffic and make streets safer for everyone. Every Pace Car is a “Moving Speed Bump”. Cities across the U.S. and Canada have created Pace Car programs. Now, the Southeast Quadrant Voice of the Citizen initiative is bringing this program to Rochester NY. After signing a pledge form, residents and visitors display the PACE CAR bumper sticker on their car.
A Pace Car Driver recognizes that quality of life for all residents is enhanced when responsible drivers adhere to the laws and safe driving practices on every street in our neighborhoods. A Pace Car Driver also serves as an example so that the others will respect safety on our streets. To receive a free Pace Car Bumper Sticker, a driver must pledge to:
- Be aware of and observe the speed limit
- Slow down near schools and other areas such as playgrounds, parks, residential streets where children are often present.
- Always yield to pedestrians crossing the street
- Come to a complete stop at stop signs, then look carefully before proceeding
- Be courteous to bicyclists and other road users.
- Do not tailgate
- Do not block walkways, a bike lane, or a driveway when parking
- Consider using alternative means of transportation and consolidate car trips to lessen traffic on residential streets.
- Display the Pace Car Bumper Sticker on their vehicle so other drivers know why they are driving courteously and at a safe speed.
- Encourage others to sign the pledge. The more Pace Car drivers the safer our streets will become!
Pledge forms may also be signed at these locations in South-East Rochester where stickers can be picked up immediately:
- SE Neighborhood Service Center, 320 N Goodman St, Suite 209
- Sully Branch Library, 530 Webster Avenue
- Thomas P. Ryan Recreation Center, 530 Webster Avenue
- Winton Branch Library, 611 Winton Road North
- Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Avenue
- Highland Branch Library, 971 South Avenue
You may also download a pledge form here.
Forms and stickers will also be at neighborhood events, including the National Night Out Celebration held in The Highland Park Neighborhood on August 4, 2015. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Pace Car program was invented by David Engwicht of Creative Communities International, Queensland, Australia. Read more about the history of the Neighborhood Pace Car program at this link.