SAVE NIAGARA FALLS!  REMOVE THE ROBERT MOSES PARKWAY!

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Niagara Heritage Partnership

The Niagara Heritage Partnership is a group of concerned citizens who advocate the preservation and restoration of the region's natural environment and encourage socially responsible development. Currently, the Partnership is advocating the removal of the 6.5-mile section of the Robert Moses Parkway which runs along the Niagara Gorge from Niagara Falls, New York to Lewiston, New York, and restoring the natural environment (indigenous trees, grasslands, wildflowers) and creating a hiking and biking path.
 
 
Proposal for the Removal of the Robert Moses Parkway
& Restoration of Natural Landscapes

 

Which would you prefer?

This? Or This?
The hideous Robert Moses Parkway, photo by L. Ricciuti                   Wildflowers, photo by Loraine Baxter           

These groups support the NHP parkway removal proposal:
 

The Seneca Nation of Indians

A

Adirondack Mountain Club, Niagara Frontier Chapter

Allegheny Defense Project

Animal Allies of WNY

B

Bert Miller Nature Club of Fort Erie, Canada

Block Power Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Bridge Station Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY 

Buffalo Audubon Society

Buffalo Institute of Urban Ecology, Inc.

Buffalo-Niagara Land Use Coalition

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

C

Cheektowaga Citizens Coalition, Inc.

Chilton Avenue Block Club

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Citizens' Environmental Coalition

Citizens for a Green North Tonawanda

City Market Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

D

Depew/Cheektowaga Taxpayers Association, Inc.

DeVeaux Beautification Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

E

East Side Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Echota West Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Environmental Advocates of New York State

Erie County Environmental Mgt. Council

Eastern Hospitality Advisors

F

Finger Lakes Trail Conference

Foothills Trail Club

Free DeVeaux Movement

Friends of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

G

Gluck Park Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Good Watch Neighborhood Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Great Lakes United and voting members

GREENIAGARA

Green Party of Erie County

H

Home Neighborhood Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Hyde Park Area Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Hyde Park to 39th Street Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Hyde Park West Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

I

Injured Workers of New York, Inc. 

Institute for Environmental Learning

J

Just Words - Niagara's Literary Forum

L

Linwood Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

M

Main Street Business & Professional Association

Memorial Park Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Middle Niagara Street North Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Michigan Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

N

Natural Landscapes, Ltd., Niagara Falls, NY

New York Bicycling Coalition

New York League of Conservation Voters, Erie Chapter

Niagara Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls City Council

Niagara County Community College Environmental Task Force

Niagara County Environmental Mgt. Council

Niagara Falls Nature Club, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls & River Region Chapter of Wild Ones

Niagara Falls Tourism Advisory Board

Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, Inc.

Niagara Frontier Entomological Society

Niagara Frontier Wildlife Habitat Council

Niagara River Restoration Council, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Street Business & Professionals Association

Nineteenth Street Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Ninety-Fifth Street Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

P

Packard Court Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Partners for a Livable Western New York

Pine Avenue Business Association

Preservation Institute, Berkeley, CA

Preserve Our Parks, Ontario, Canada

Q

Quality Quest Coalition of Grand Island

R

The Recumbenteers, WNY's Recumbent Riders Group

Residents Organized for Lewport Environment

S

Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Sierra Club - National

Sierra Club - Niagara Chapter

South & Cleveland Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

StenzTV.com

Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association

T

Tennessee Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Transportation Alternatives

U

Upper Niagara Street Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

V

Virginia Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

W

Western New York Old Growth (Forest) Survey

Weston Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Whirlpool Area Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

Wild Spirit Rehab & Release Center

Woodlawn Avenue Block Club, Niagara Falls, NY

 

 



Removing Freeways — Restoring Cities
no parkway Even Gaming Magazine—a house organ of the gambling industry, which we would not expect to be aware of city planning issues—said in its article about revitalizing Niagara Falls that the Robert Moses Parkway is "widely held as a mistake in planning," whose result is "simply directing people through the city and into Canada."
 
Case Studies in Urban Freeway Removal
robert moses parkway sign "Urban freeway removal refers to the dismantling of all or a piece of an urban freeway and replacing it with a boulevard or park space. Urban freeways that tend to get slated for dismantling include those that bisect a city, create a barrier between neighborhoods, and/or cut off access to key urban assets such as waterfronts, parks, and stadiums."

−Sustainable Cities Institute

 

 

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Niagara Heritage Partnership

MPO Box 1495

Niagara Falls, New York 14302-1723

 

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