State makes plans to remove Robert Moses Parkway

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation officials announced on February 19 that they intend to remove portions of the Robert Moses Parkway (RMP) located in Niagara Falls.

The use, condition, and future disposition of the RMP, along the Niagara Gorge Rim, have been sources of local concern for decades. The current debate has generated an opportunity to re-evaluate the use of that land as a transportation corridor, and to consider the many significant benefits of a full ecological restoration of this truly unique natural resource.

edr recently completed a feasibility study to evaluate the potential for regional economic growth with the removal of the Robert Moses Parkway and ecological restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim. The study entitled, "Regional Economic Growth through Ecological Restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim" concluded that full removal of the RMP, and ecological restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim with a multi-use recreational trail, would provide the most value for all Niagara County constituents. This study received the 2012 Merit Award for Planning and Analysis from the American Society of Landscape Architecture New York Upstate Chapter.

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