A recent opinion article by Alan Bozer published in the Buffalo News expressed disappointment in NYSDOT’s Scajaquada public meeting on September 16. As noted by Bozer, the meeting simply regurgitated previous statements on the Scajaquada, adding only a traffic study conducted which found that decreasing traffic on the Scajaquada would cause an increase in traffic elsewhere.
“Naturally, taking traffic off the former expressway will increase traffic elsewhere, but it was difficult to understand how and why, and whether the assumption built in the fact that in similar instances in other cities where urban freeways have been removed, traffic simply reroutes itself. Besides, this should be more about urban planning than simply how to get vehicles from point A to point B,” writes Bozer.
“Times have changed. The public counts. The DOT needs to be more accountable to the public, and to get things done.”
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