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Finger Lakes region gets $4.7M tourism & economy boost

Rochester, N.Y. - New York state has awarded $67 million in funding to enhance dozens of bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use paths and transportation projects throughout the state.

The goal is to help enhance tourism and economic opportunities.

That includes more than $4.7 million for the Finger Lakes region, with $2.3 million of that going to Monroe County.

The Highland Crossing Trail will receive $1.3 million, while Elmwood Avenue/Collegetown will get $1 million.

The projects throughout NYS include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation services, construction of new bicycle and pedestrian facilities and the preservation and conversion of abandoned railroad corridors for trail use.

Other Finger Lakes recipients of the funding include the an Erie Canalway trail segment in Clyde, the downtown streetscape in Perry, and Ellicott Trail in Batavia.


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