A Buffalo News opinion article on Friday, September 25, shed light on the importance of reducing traffic pollution in order to improve health and safety in our community, offering yet another reason to support the calming of the Scajaquada.
Notes Sam Magavern and Daniel Cadzow, “Vehicles contribute as much as 90 percent of the air pollution in typical urban areas. Researchers have linked traffic pollution to diseases such as asthma, cancer and heart disease. Scientists have also found connections with many other conditions, including autism, obesity, lower IQ, anxiety and depression. Last, but hardly least, transportation creates 27 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.”
The future of the Scajaquada must incorporate the concerns and needs of the surrounding community, including the health and safety of the surrounding residents, instead of focusing solely on the fastest way to connect the 90 to the 190.
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