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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

Another Voice: Let’s make Buffalo lucky No. 7 with parkway plan

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EMBARCADERO FREEWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO, HARBOR DRIVE IN PORTLAND, PARK EAST IN MILWAUKEE, ALASKAN WAY IN SEATTLE, INNER LOOP IN ROCHESTER, AND THE ROBERT MOSES PARKWAY IN NIAGARA FALLS ARE ALL EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE PROJECTS THAT REMOVED HIGHWAYS AND RESTORED URBAN LANDSCAPES TO BETTER SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES.

As we know, the U.S. highway system was an engineering wonderment that rapidly moved people and goods through our cities to create economic gains. Read More