Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Author Ginger Strand Advocates Free Niagara, Remove the Robert Moses Parkway

Ginger Strand, Inventing Niagara, had this to say about the on-going issue to remove a 6.5 mile section of the Robert Moses Parkway: "Having spent several years researching the nooks and crannies of the Niagara region, I can honestly say that the Niagara Gorge is one of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever had the chance to get to know. For a real appreciation of the "great wonder" of Niagara Falls, experiencing the gorge is necessary. I cannot say the same for the Robert Moses Parkway. It's my opinion that Niagara Falls has much more to gain from restoring the natural attractions of the gorge than it does from preserving this highway. As long as the state parks and the Power Vista were accessible, the area would only be enhanced as a tourist destination, and for the locals who love this place, the payoff would be immeasurable. Not only that, but Niagara would once again take a place at the head of the movement toward environmental restoration. It's time to "free Niagara" once again."

You can read other comments on the Niagara Heritage Partnership's website here and learn more about the first Free Niagara movement here.

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