As people head back to work tomorrow, they will hopefully be well rested from the holiday, while thinking about the new year that lies before them. This is the time of year that we look back at all of the progress that this city has made, but it’s also the time of year that we look forward to the possibilities. It’s always interesting to hear what people are hoping to see in the year to come.
There was a time that, when asking such a question, people would have a laundry list a mile long. These days those wish lists have most likely become more streamlined, pinpointing a handful of desires instead of a boatload of aspirations.
Leading off with my own personal dream/wish for this city, I must say that I will forever be smitten with the idea of seeing The Gondola Project come to fruition. There’s something about this vision that I just can’t shake – a year round cable car that would deliver passengers from the Inner Harbor to the Outer Harbor, efficiently, and in comfort. The ability to bring along X-country skis in the winter, and bikes in the summer, would make the project a huge hit. I hope that there is a stepped up effort in 2016 to make this project a reality.
That’s my personal wish for 2106. What’s yours?
Photos: Buffalo’s 2016 First Night and Ball Drop. Photographer: Joe Cascio