The following resources describe some of the many travel choices available in the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region and provide tips to improve safety and convenience for travelers. Please note that these web sites are not operated by the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) and these links do not constitute an endorsement of the views of the respective organizations by the GTC Board, its Committees, Staff, or Member Agencies.
- Roceasyride (this site) is a free, easy-to-use online trip planning tool that helps people identify options to save money and improve the environment by riding the bus, carpooling, and bicycling. It includes features that make it easy to track the cost savings and the environmental benefits that result. roceasyride serves individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, including the Greater Rochester Area.
- Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority - RGRTA oversees Regional Transit Service (RTS) public transportation in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties. Further information on the RTS regional subsidiaries is provided below:
Transit Trip Planning
- 511NY.Get Connected to Go, a free service of the New York State Department of Transportation, includes a Transit Trip Planner for the Greater Rochester Area and other transit services statewide.
- Google Transit Trip Planner
- Trailways Intercity/interstate bus service
- Greyhound Intercity/interstate bus service
- Amtrak - Rochester New York Station Information
Walking and Bicycling
Bikes on Buses
- How to use Bicycle Racks on RTS Buses (YouTube)
- YouTube Video - How to use Bicycle Racks on Buses (Valley Regional Transit, Boise, ID)
Plan Your Route
- New York State Department of Transportation Bicycling Map offers an Online Interactive Map to view On-Road, Off-Road, Shared Trails, Park and Ride Lots and more!!
- Parks & Trails New York Trail Finder offers a one-stop interactive gateway to 110 greenways, rail trails, canal trails, bikeways, and riverwalks located in every region of the state.
- TrailLink.com is a free service of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to assisting local communities in converting unused railroad corridors into trails.
- Victor Hiking Trails Map provides dynamic information about hiking trails in and around Victor, New York, and is provided as a free service of Victor Hiking Trails, Inc
Rules, Regulations, and Safety
- New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee - Bikes & Wheel Sport Safety
- Federal Highway Administration - Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
- Library - Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
- National Center for Safe Routes to School
- New York State Department of Transportation Bicycle Program – a gateway for everyone to discover the wide variety of cycling opportunities and information available in New York State.
- Cornell Bicycle and Pedestrian Website – administered by the Cornell Local Roads Program emphasizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety as well as providing information for educators, planners, engineers, and local officials that seek to improve conditions for bicycling and walking.
- Parks & Trails New York – statewide advocate for parks and trails, dedicated since 1985 to improving health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space. Parks & Trails New York works with community organizations and municipalities to envision, create, promote, and protect a growing network of parks and more than 1,500 miles of greenways, bike paths, and trails throughout New York State.
- New York State Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) – advocates for the rights of all bicyclists and pedestrians in every region of NY by supporting safety, education, and access for road and trail users.
- The Rochester Cycling Alliance mission is to bring together cycling enthusiasts and cycling clubs in the metropolitan Rochester, NY region in order to: 1) promote the use of bicycles for transportation, sport, recreation, and health, 2) foster the development of cycling roads and trails, 3) facilitate the exchange of information on bicycle safety, active transportation, and cycling in general, 4) provide input on government activities and legislation affecting cycling, and 5) provide a public voice for the interests of cyclists.
- The Rochester Bicycling Club is Rochester’s Recreational Cycling Source – Dedicated to promote cycling for health and well being.