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Why Would You Have a Highway Run Through a City?

For those who are interested in hearing about what other cities are doing to right the wrongs of “Robert Mosian” highways running through our nation’s cities and along precious waterfronts, there is an interesting read in Governing.com (see here). It appears as if Syracuse is beginning to take the high road when it comes to efforts to tear down I-81, which runs through the heart of the city.

Thanks to one BRO reader who felt that we could all learn something from our Upstate neighbor. This is a fascinating article that tells a story that we are all too familiar with. Fortunately for some cities, there is a happy ending at the end of the road. What about Buffalo?

As for the lead image seen in the article, reposted in this piece, I ask you what it reminds you of? To me, it looks like the area that surrounds Canalside with all of the on-ramps and off-ramps. Over the years I have come to embrace The Skyway, but I will never get accustomed to traveling in and out of the mess of elevated roadways that lead to and from it.

Once again, here is the article.

 

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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