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Canandaigua could end up with trolley service thanks to public-private partnership

How about a trolley service in downtown Canandaigua?

It would go a long way to connecting lakefront to the downtown setting.

The city and The Lake House on Canandaigua are collaborating on what would be a significantly public-private partnership if the trolley proposal made it through.


A trolley would run from Sonnenberg Gardens on East Gibson Street to downtown, to Kershaw Park on Canandaigua Lake, and then to the Lake House hotel and resort off South Main Street, according to the Finger Lakes Times.

City Manager John Goodwin says he sees solid potential.

“As proposed, it would make stops at The Lake House, Kershaw Park, downtown and Sonnenberg Gardens in 15 to 20-minute loops,” Goodwin told the Times. “The city would provide the general mechanical maintenance of the trolley in exchange for the transportation service being available to the general public.”

The topic remains an open discussion point for the City.



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