I’ve blogged several times about the need to create a link between Frontier Field and Sahlen’s Stadium. The baseball and soccer stadiums are so close, yet so far apart. I think a stadium district would promote both assets.
A plan is in the works that would at last start to connect the stadiums. The city has issued a request for proposals to expand the Genesee Riverway Trail through High Falls, Brown Square and JOSANA. This would be a rails-to-trails conversion, as CSX is abandoning track between Oak and Hague St.
Linking in the two stadiums is not the primary reason the city is studying the trail’s feasibility. There is low car ownership in JOSANA, and the city identifies Lyell Ave., between Dewey and Murray as a “hot spot” for incidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
But a nicely-landscaped trail could help build a bridge between the stadiums, making people more comfortable with Sahlen’s location. Perhaps it could be lit and staffed on game nights.
In related news, the city is holding a meeting on its bicycle boulevards plan Tuesday.
Links of the Day:
– Mayor Warren’s communication staff again taking heat. Why did they send out the crime stats late on a Friday, instead of holding a press conference?
– Governor Cuomo is giving grants to shooting ranges, possibly to make amends with gun crowd.
– Like Rochester, Syracuse feels left out in the cold by the governor.
– Why not fill the empty seats in New York’s Bills stadium suite with needy kids?
– Businesses WANT better biking infrastructure. See why.
– The New York Times lays out the case for a higher minimum wage.
– The Buffalo News considers ARTISANworks worthy of a day trip.