Traffic Calming at Parkside Avenue

Back in early November, a group of citizens gathered along Parkside Avenue to make a statement: This is our neighborhood, this is not a highway.

Parkside Avenue, which runs between Delaware Park and a quiet residential community, is a four-lane road that connects to the Scajacuada Expressway, an urban arterial that passes through the center of the city. Cars use Parkside almost as an extension of that expressway, much to the dismay of neighbors.

Though police eventually arrived, this example of tactical urbanism does highlight the growing discontent with lack of planning and action by city leadership when it comes to the quality of life in Buffalo’s neighborhoods.

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