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GBNRTC to present scenarios for reimagining Scajaquada corridor


Tue, Apr 12th 2022 04:50 pm

Public meeting scheduled for May 4

Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council announced a public meeting for region central, which covers the area of Buffalo surrounding the Scajaquada Creek corridor, including Route 198. The meeting will present four scenarios for reimagining the Scajaquada corridor, and will provide an opportunity for public comment.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Buffalo State’s Alumni and Visitor Center, 663 Grant St., Buffalo. All are welcome to attend. Free preregistration is encouraged at www.gbnrtc.org/regioncentral-events.

Parking for the meeting is available in Lot G-21, and the Alumni and Visitor Center may be reached by NFTA Metro #3/Grant bus at the Grant Street and Rockwell Road bus stop.

A press release said, “The scenarios for region central have been developed over 12 months of research, planning, community outreach and analysis, and represent a range of possibilities for the future of mobility in the Scajaquada corridor.”

GBNRTC region central project director Hal Morse said, “This effort is an opportunity to create a better future for all who live, work, play and travel in region central. By looking at the various needs of the area – from housing and land use to economic development and transportation – we have come up a range of scenarios that could support mobility in the area into the future.”

To learn more about the region central planning effort, leave a comment, or sign up for updates and meeting alerts, visit www.gbnrtc.org/regioncentral.

Region central is the area centrally located within the Buffalo-Niagara Region, comprising Delaware Park, Buffalo State College, Forest Lawn Cemetery, and numerous cultural institutions. Buffalo neighborhoods in this area include Black Rock, Delavan Grider, Elmwood Bidwell, Fillmore-Leroy, Grant-Amherst, Hamlin Park, Masten Park, Parkside and Upper West Side.

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara counties. It is “focused on establishing a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing transportation planning process for the Buffalo-Niagara Region.”

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