A 24-hour indoor dog park.
A local Ikea or West Elm. (…in the works, possibly on old Kodak Park.)
Turning the Inner Loop into a canal- gondolas and water taxis in the summer, skating in the winter.
Dismantling of the Inner Loop, an artificial and antiquated barrier between downtown and the neighborhoods.
An alternative weekly that doesn't suck.
Numerous studies and real life examples of other cities have proven monorail type systems are a failure as the average person WILL NOT give up their private vehicles. Light Rail/Monorail/trains systems NEVER WORK as proven by cities who have already implemented them; the same is true for ferries as you've already seen. The city's bus system has enough problems without tax payer funded competition crushing it even more. Light rail vehicels work in Disney World, and that's about it, go ask Seattle. —TravisOwens
Can you provided references the studies you alluded to in your comment? In Minneapolis, the Hiawatha Light Rail line has been a success beyond what was initially projected. Using ridership as one metric of success, the line accounted for 9.4 million rides in 2006.1 Another metric of success could be further investment in light rail: A new line is now in the works that will connect St. Paul and Minneapolis. —AdamDewitz
Sounds like a massive waste of tax payers money —TravisOwens
Though an "outdoor" dog park would be nice. —Rottenchester
It's VERY unlikely anything will ever be built on Kodak park as I've heard the land does not pass clean land requirements, which don't apply while one owns the land but does it you try ti sell it. Cleaning the land costs more than they could ever make selling it, therefore it won't be sold. —TravisOwens
Totally absurd! —TravisOwens
This would cost over 100 million dollars easily, and would only erect new (albeit pretty) that are just as much of a "barrier" as the road is. Such money could be used in a hundred better ways, and removing the inner loop would absolutely not make Rochester a better city. —TravisOwens
You waited, now it's here! The city is currently filling in the Inner Loop to create an at-grade boulevard which should be completed around 2018!
We have two, the City and The Insider (my fav) and I'd hardly say they suck, they've actually very good. If you want to see a bad weekly, go to Syracuse. Perhaps you referring to something like the Pennysaver? —TravisOwens
Typical Rochester response.. "At least we're not Syracuse." The City and The Insider only seem good compared to other upstate weeklies and due to the fact that the D&C doesn't have the staff to actually report, just reprint the wire. The weeklies in Rochester are neither gritty or interesting, just mildly entertaining; in a word, safe. But then again, I'm not in their demographic. I don't live on the fringes of downtown Rochester, I'm not a pseudo-hip 20- or 30-something with an sophomoric understanding of local sub-cultures, I don't visit Park Ave on the weekends to peruse the cute little boutiques and sip on bubble tea and I don't suffer from a common problem with people in Rochester, a seeming inability to stand up and ask for something better. I respectfully disagree with you on this Travis, they suck. —ShelbyWhite
ummmmmm, one does not "respectfully disagree" by saying the object of another's praise sucks. That's called disrespectful disagreement, sweetie pie. I'm not saying you don't have the right to be curt, but let's call a spade a spade. Anyhow, I'm with Travis here. I've seen the publications that other cities of comparable size have to offer, and they make City look pretty good. —EastSideStephen
Ummmm, no. Disrespectful disagreement would be me starting a flame war with Travis and telling him he's a silly apologizer for what I believe to be poor publications, but I haven't and I don't think Travis is a silly apologizer. He stated his opinion and I defended mine, without a personal attack or inane clarifications of anything he's posted. Sweetie pie. —ShelbyWhite
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