Parkway removal would bring rebirth
Niagara Gazette, 13 March 1998
As a former long-time resident of Niagara County, I feel a special affinity with the
Niagara River gorge area. I heard recently that a group called Niagara Heritage
Partnership advocates the removal of the Robert Moses Parkway from the Schoellkopf Museum
to Lewiston in order to restore, preserve and extend the natural landscape along the
gorge. This concept receives my full approval and endorsement.
The vision Niagara Heritage Partnership goes beyond the status quo by offering future
generations the use of a natural environmental along one of the most beautiful -rivers in
the world. Also, with the parkway 4 mere memory, the establishment of' "Niagara: The
Park" could encourage a rebirth in the area economy because alternative routes would
revitalize business and offer the conditions for increased tourism.
Envision a park extending from Niagara Falls all the way to Artpark! Such an
accomplishment would certainly attract international attention and would serve the Niagara
area with infinite possibilities for years to come.
Larry C. Coleman, Manchester, Mo.