RFP - Priority Bicycle Boulevards Implementation Project

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The City of Rochester, through its Department of Environmental Services/Engineering Bureau, is soliciting proposals for planning, engineering, design, and bid & award services for the Priority Bicycle Boulevards Implementation Project. Bicycle Boulevards are local streets that are optimized for bicycling in order to bridge the gaps between existing and planned bicycle lanes, cycle tracks, and trails. The bicycle boulevards are intended to be a crucial piece of a complete, connected and safe network of bicycle routes that prioritize bicyclists and other vulnerable road users.

The scope includes all aspects of work required to complete about 20 centerline miles of bicycle boulevards. The purpose of this project is to: design all of the traffic calming elements, bicycle wayfinding signage, pavement markings, and changes to traffic flow along the designated routes; design required pavement treatments to support the network including milling and resurfacing and/or micropaving for at least 1.75 miles; and, prepare all bid and award documents.

Services to be provided include: study coordination; public engagement; assessment of street conditions; street design; civil engineering; mill and resurfacing design, where needed; and/or other services or topics as identified/needed as scope allows.

The main goals of this project are:

  1. Design traffic calming features that will reduce traffic volumes.
  2. Design traffic calming features that will reduce traffic speeds to average 20 mph or less.
  3. Increase safety at busy intersections for vulnerable road users.
  4. Reducing stopping and slowing where possible to reduce the effort required to bicycle along bicycle boulevards.


The bicycle boulevards were initially laid out with recommended concept-level traffic calming treatments in the 2015 Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan. This plan may be used as guidance, but should not be relied upon solely for recommended treatments. The plan can be accessed at this link: https://www.cityofrochester.gov/bikeblvd/.

Sections of this project will require: counterflow designs for one way streets; changes to intersections; trails on City owned property; traffic calming treatments (e.g.: raised crosswalks, traffic diverters, chicanes, curb extensions/bumpouts, etc.) and, milling and resurfacing or micropaving prior to installation of traffic calming elements. These specific locations are detailed in Section 3, Draft Scope of Services.

The City is also requesting Consultant recommendations for whether milling and resurfacing, micropaving, or other treatments are required on any sections of the bicycle boulevard network prior to installation of traffic calming elements.


Pre-Proposal Meeting  

In order to provide the City with an opportunity to discuss the RFP, and to provide Respondents with an opportunity to ask questions and clarify the RFP, a pre-proposal meeting will be held as follows:

Date: August 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 321B

There is no requirement to attend the pre-proposal meeting and no obligation by the City to provide information from the conference to parties who fail to attend. 


Submission Information 

One (1) electronic proposal and five (5) proposal hard-copies are to be submitted no later than September 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Holly E. Barrett, P.E.

City Engineer

City of Rochester

City Hall

30 Church Street, Room 300B

Rochester, New York 14614


All communications by parties who have indicated an intent to submit or have submitted a proposal in response to this RFP (“Respondents”), including any questions or requests for clarifications, submission of the proposal, requests for status updates about the proposal selection process and any other inquiries whatsoever concerning this RFP shall be sent, in writing, to the following City staff person(s):

Darin Ramsay, Assistant Transportation Specialist


(585) 428-6695


No contact is permitted with any other City staff member with regard to this RFP during the RFP process unless specifically authorized in writing. Prohibited contact may be grounds for disqualification.