Bus, Bike, Walk to the Public Market

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Come and experience one of Rochester's most popular institutions, the City of Rochester Public Market! Avoid Saturday parking and traffic challenges by taking our shuttle and/or trolley, riding the bus, riding your bike, or walking!

The Marketmobile: A Free Saturday Shuttle!

In July 2016, the Market launched a free seasonal Saturday shuttle from the East End Parking Garage at Scio and East Main Street. Riders can park for free and ride for free! The shuttle trip between the garage and Market is less than five minutes. The first shuttle leaves the East End Parking Garage at 8 a.m. and the last leaves the Market at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Shuttles run in approximately 20-minute loops. Every Saturday you ride the shuttle, you can enter to win $25 in Market Gift Tokens!   Click here for more details and for a map The shuttle will run on Saturdays through the end of September.
Note: We will also be running the Marketmobile Shuttle at our Wednesday night Food Truck Rodeos through September 28.  

By Bus

Rochester Regional Transit Service (RTS) routes serve the Public Market District. Check out their online trip planner (note: the Market's address is 280 N. Union Street, 14609)

Bus schedules are also available at the Market Office.

You can also get information about bus service by calling the RTS customer service line at (585) 288-1700.

NOTE: The Market operates its own internal transit system in the form of a trolley, that will--for free!--deliver you and your weighty Market purchases back to your vehicles in the surrounding City-owned lots.  Look for the tractor and trolley trailer circulating around the Market grounds; there are several pick up points.  

By Bicycle

Enjoy the best possible parking at the Market by riding your bike! Bike racks are on the back side of the Market Office (the two-story brick house at the center of the grounds), and near the Union Street and Railroad Street archway entries. Several covered bike racks are part of the bike parking near the Union Street entry. Enjoy easier and safer access to the Market via the rail-to-trail pedestrian/bike/trolley bridge over Union Street!

Bike Benefits Incentive/Reward Program

Market cyclists can now join our bikeprogramsticker, a new incentive/reward program! Every week that registered participants ride their bikes to the Market, they can enter to win $25 in Market Gift Tokens!  There's no limit to the number of times you could win--as long as you keep biking to the Market, you'll be eligible to win every week you ride!

Note: Cycling is getting better and better in the city! Check out www.cityofrochester.gov/bikerochester.

Walking

The City maintains an excellent sidewalk system in all areas around and leading into the Market, and it's going to get even better when the East Main Arts and Market District Plan is actualized!

For More Information

Contact us at (585) 428-6907 or email pmarket@cityofrochester.gov.

 

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