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#SaveDelawarePark Archives - Buffalo Olmsted Parks

Buffalo Advocates Convince New York DOT to Rethink a Half-Baked Highway Removal

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THE STATE HAD PUSHED A “BOULEVARD” DESIGN THAT WAS TOO MUCH LIKE THE HIGHWAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO REPLACE.

The Scajaquada Corridor project was supposed to be a highway removal that would reconnect Buffalo residents with beautiful Delaware Park. The park is part of the public space network designed for Buffalo by revered landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The construction of the expressway in the 1940s severely diminished it. Read More

Hey Governor Cuomo: Your DOT’s Plan for the 198 Is a Turkey!

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THE YMCA TURKEY TROT IS THE “OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUN FOOTRACE IN NORTH AMERICA.” IT IS ONLY A COUPLE OF DECADES YOUNGER THAN THE PARK THROUGH WHICH IT HAS PASSED FOR OVER A CENTURY.

But this year the park was more than a backdrop – it spoke up and asked for help. Dozens of advocates for the park were on site with a simple message: we need help to stop the DOT’s top-down plan for the 198 from being shoved down our throats. Read More