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Rochester to get new intermodal train station

October 26, 2010
Rochester to get new intermodal train station

Rochester has gotten $1.5 million in federal funding for an inter-modal train station.  Secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this money will go directly to the design of a new high-speed passenger rail/bus station on Central Ave.  The present station was built in 1978 as a temporary replacement for the demolished Claude...
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Project Green: Dealing with Rochester’s wasted housing stock

October 5, 2010

Rochester has a problem. It's the same problem so many other "Rust Belt" cities have. It's population peaked decades ago. And while I could go in to the problems of "brain drain", urban flight, or whatever you'd like to call it, it's left a mark on the city that will take...
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First Midtown Skyway Coming Down - 13WHAM.com

September 22, 2010

Who besides me is going to miss those bridges?  They’re sort of iconic, in a way.  I remember coming downtown as a kid and seeing those things linking all of the important buildings, and thinking “wow, what a cool idea, no one has to get snowed on.”  Or using the skyways, when you got...
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PARK(ing) Day is Today!

September 17, 2010

Heads up, all of you urban creatives!  Today is the international event known as PARK(ing) Day!  There are so many lovely objectives associated with this event: urban renewal, creativity, innovation, a sense of play, community service, interconnectedness, and so much more!  Basically, folks pick out a metered parking space and turn it into a...
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Shopping Local for Your EcoFriendly Baby

September 12, 2010

When I was pregnant with our first child - I caught the shopping bug.  All the cute “must haves” and things you need for a baby were overwhelming!  Naturally - what came to mind was shopping at “big box” stores (Babies R Us, Target, Walmart etc) but you see the same product over and...
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City of Rochester | Bicycle Master Plan Project

September 8, 2010

The city of Rochester wants you to comment on it’s Bicycle Master Plan.  Click on the link below, and you’ll notice several links on the page.  Take a look at the ‘Existing Conditions’ map, and fill out the public survey.  This is your chance to tell the city which corridors need the most attention. ...
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Rochester wants you to bike more

August 5, 2010

The city of Rochester has recently unveiled it's Bicycle Master Plan Project, which is essentially a plan for a plan. As part of it's ongoing commitment to green practices, the plan will highlight opportunities within the city to improve bike infrastructure, from new bike lanes, to convenient stops with lockers and restrooms. ...
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Rewatering downtown: will the canal help?

August 2, 2010

There’s been some talk in the past few years about re-watering the old Erie Canal bed through the heart of Rochester. This corridor, which also served as a subway tunnel for light passenger and freight trains during the early half of the 20th century, currently serves as a makeshift homeless shelter for many of...
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Getting Around…Without a Car

July 29, 2010

When I was 16, getting your drivers license was quite the accomplishment. A license meant freedom, the ability to go wherever, whenever.  Countless hours were spent studying for your learners permit, followed by the daunting task of  parallel parking, remembering to use your turn signal and coming to a stop without suffering whiplash. It all...
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