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Ride the Scajaquada & Wake Up NYDOT

It’s time, once again, to demonstrate the need for traffic calming on the Scajaquada Expressway. It’s time to tell the NYSDOT that we require the best plan for the roadway, not just “a” plan. We need to stitch up “The Extended Scar” – to mend the park back together. By doing this, we can create a place for the people who live here, instead of simply retaining a thoroughfare for cars speeding through the city.

On Saturday, October 14, a group bike ride will be held on The Scajaquada Expressway, as a way to call for slower speeds and safer streets.

“The State Department of Transportation is dead set on their latest ‘take it or leave it’ position regarding the long overdue rightsizing of the Scajaquada,” said grassroots bike activist Tony Caferro. “They’ve wasted millions of taxpayers dollars to basically ignore our concerns. Streets are for people and as Buffalo grows, we need to look at more sustainable way to move people around. Robert Moses’ carving up of our city was a huge mistake and has been proven to be ineffective long term. We hope that by staging multiple rides of the Scajaquada throughout the remaining months of 2017, Governor Cuomo – who has been supportive of Buffalo’s rebirth – will step in, put a stop to NYSDOT’s madness, and restore Olmsted’s vision by pushing for a sustainable transportation system for people – not just traffic.”

To learn more about the ride, visit this Facebook event page. Stay tuned for additional rides in 2017.

Ride the Scajaquada & Wake Up NYDOT

Saturday, October 14, 2017

12 PM

Scajaquada Expressway – Meeting at Parkside and Meadow

Also see SaveOurParksBflo

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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