Kensington and Scajaquada Expressways Included in National Report, Local Coalition Created to Support this Effort. Freeways Without Futures recommends highways removal or transformation for Buffalo and other cities Read More
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
SEVERAL BUFFALO COMMON COUNCILMEMBERS WANT THE KENSINGTON EXPRESSWAY ADDED TO THE STUDIES CURRENTLY BEING CONDUCTED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON THE SCAJAQUADA EXPRESSWAY THROUGH DELAWARE PARK.
Both roads are products of the highway model, mowing down everything to build expressways: Read More
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