This morning a BRO reader passed along a link to an article in CityLab, which picked up on the traffic calming issues that have plagued this city for years. Thankfully this topic is now receiving due national attention, because without a more broad-reaching strong voice, the Department of Transportation (are you listening Albany?) won’t get the message and it will be back to ‘business as usual’ in no time.
This community deserves the best moving forward, as we have been delivered a pile of dung in the past. Whether it’s the new Elmwood bridge that traverses the 198 (which will not be the best due to lack of funds and a “just get it done” DOT attitude), or a re-elevated Route 5 that was blatantly shoved upon us (just in time for elections), hopefully the hard and senseless lessons that we continue to endure will pay off in the end.