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The City of Rochester Public Market: An Important Example and Experiment in Our Community

Guest essay submitted by: Evan Lowenstein, Reconnect Rochester Member and Assistant Market Supervisor for Communications and Special Events/Projects, City of Rochester Public Market… 

Rochester Public MarketThe City of Rochester Public Market is an endearing, fascinating example of the many things planners value and work for:  successful public places and spaces; sense of place; mixed use; real and working diversity; pedestrian-focused; linkage of city, suburbs, and rural areas; supportive of the local economy.  

While the Market has made strides in multi-modal transportation access by creating a pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-friendly Market, there is a lot of work to do. The Market can and should be a true leader in moving the community forward in its transportation mindsets and methods.

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ROC Transit Day

ROC Transit Day

ROC Transit Day is typically the 3rd Thursday in June. We have no festivities planned for this year, but you can still participate in spirit. Just leave your car at home that day – and wish your friends a “Happy ROC Transit Day!”

For inspiration, check out photos from ROC Transit Days past… 2015, 2014 and 2013.

 

Rochester Bike Share

Rochester Bike Share Fundraiser

Help keep our bike share
station on Hudson Avenue.

Donate $20 or more and you’ll receive
ride credits for you and a friend.

Pace bikes have settled into our local culture as an easy, convenient way to get around. Ridership continues to rise, and the 2018 bike share season was a great success. Rochesterians rode an average of 300 rides per day and accumulated a season total of more than 20,000 hours! Amazing.

Each bike share station requires a $9,000 annual sponsorship. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 , Reconnect Rochester pooled the resources of everyday citizens like you to support a station on Hudson Avenue in Upper Falls, a city neighborhood where large corporate sponsors might not be so easily found. Together we made sure that Rochester’s bike share system remained successful and accessible to all.

We’d like to thank the following groups and individuals for contributing to the bike share campaign in 2019…

Adam + Meredith Smith
Adrian Martin
Arian Horbovetz
Benjamin Osborne
Bennie Johnston
Bill & Kathy Cochrane
Brent Williams
Caitlin Meives
Canning Family
Charlie Lawlor
Chris Hill
Chrissie Irish
Christie A.
Daryl Odhner
David Riley

Doug Kelley
Emily Y.
Gary Young
Howard Decker and Amy Hecker
Jake Wilson
Janet Clarke-Hazlett
Jason Partyka
Jeff Dormitzer
Jenny Call
Jim McIntosh & Mo Duggan
Joe McElveney
John & Nancy Thomas
Jon Schull
Josh Herz
Karen Lankeshofer

Kathryn O’Brien
Kecia McCullough: Black Girls Do Bike
Kelly & Dana Davis
Kevin Farrell
Kevin Kelley
Marianne Zelazny
Marjorie & Rob Rolleston
Marjorie Rolleston
Mary & Tom Myers
Maryagnes Lupien
Matthew Ehlers
Meeka Johnakin
Michael Brisson
Mona S.
Patrick & Robin Flanigan

Pete & Lindsay Nabozny
Phil Borrelli
Randy Meyer
Rick James
Sara & Owen Zacharias
Scott & Avila Cranfill
Stetzer Family
Suzy Farrell
The Peers family
The Smith Family (Grace, Jane, Andrew, and Bonnie)
Tom & Christiane Moughan
Tom & Debby Peers
Tom Morgan
Tom Perry