RocLinks 3/12/16

RocLinks 3/12/16

This article was scraped from Rochester Subway. This is a blog about Rochester history and urbanism has not been published since 2017. The current owners are now publishing link spam which made me want to preserve this history.. The original article was published March 12, 2016 and can be found here.

Saint Mary's Church [PHOTO: Author]

     By       Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week...


The city is     considering loosening regulations

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in select areas to permit for off-leash dog parks in town. While Rochester seems a little late to the party in this regard, it will be a welcome change all the same. I don't even have a dog, and I'd love one somewhere in Corn Hill. I would like to see the parks be somewhere that parking isn't a consideration, though, as dog parks are for a neighborhood, like a playground, and not something to drive to.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

In a     recent ranking,

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Rochester made 10th in the nation for female entrepreneurs. Considering other great cities like San Antonio and Oklahoma City are in the list, this is an excellent spot to be.


We're crazy late to this link, but we felt you couldn't live without it.     Here are a variety of alternatives

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in Rochester to getting E. Coli from Chipotle. Eat up!

Long Range and You

There's still a week to     submit your comments

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on the Genesee Regional Transportation Council's (GTC) Long Range Plan for Rochester. The plan will guide transportation investment for the next 30 years, so it's a reasonably big deal to get it right, and GTC definitely wants to hear from you.


And finally, just a friendly reminder to be safe out there (and consider alternate forms of transportation). For example, take it easy on 390,     unlike this person.

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As always, use the comments below as open discussion for anything in these links - or let us know if there's a topic you'd like to see us hit more aggressively in future RocLinks. Have a great weekend!

Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA