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Niagara Street Now – Green Infrastructure and Beyond (The Bigger Picture)

A new Niagara Street and Black Rock plan is unfolding at this moment. In order to discuss the exciting developments that are being discussed, community partners including Vision Niagara are planning on holding a couple of community meetings, to discuss the future of Niagara Street and lands that bound Scajaquada Creek.

The plan is to create a place that is ped-bike friendly, where people will interact with bike trails and waterways that are currently either unfriendly or do not exist at all. The vision includes green infrastructure, progressive street layouts with cycle track. Many of these proposed treatments and improvements will be unveiled this evening. Community members and stakeholders are invited to discuss the plan and give feedback.

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December 13, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm | D’Youville College’s Blue Lounge (in the College Center) 334 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201


We must join together to support Vision Niagara and the Black Rock River Alliance. These organizations are visionaries when it comes to restoring the way that our city should act and feel. We can either take what continues to get shoved down our throats, or we can push for the best plans possible. Take, for example, the ideas put forth by the Scajaquada Corridor Coalition that wants to see the NYS Department of Transportation be bold in their design plans, to restore the city’s past transportation mistakes, and to listen to the community’s ideas about what is not only possible, but what is expected.

According to Vision Niagara, the DOT’s Current plans do not include the section of the Rte.198 from Grant Street to Niagara Street. Now is the time to get the best plans on the table – plans that are designed for a community, not just for cars.

Imagine the transformation envisioned by the Scajaquada Corridor Coalition.

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How about West Scajaquada at Buffalo State?

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What would West Scajaquada infrastructure look like?

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And finally, what would some of the components look like?

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To see the rest of this New Vision mapped out, click here. You can also find Community Plans at the bottom of the page.

Let’s get to work Buffalo!

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