Our second free and inclusive Monday night community bike ride of 2021 brings us back to the Terrace at Delaware Park, where we started our 2016 season with our biggest ride to date, taking over the Scajaquada Expressway to advocate for revival of the Scajaquada and Humboldt Parkways – two world-renowned Olmsted-designed connecters that were destroyed to build disconnecting highways through the heart of Buffalo.
That fight against the car-centric mindset of the New York State Department of Transportation continues with this coming Monday’s Reconnecter Ride, spotlighting the advancing “One Road” advocacy of both the Restore Our Community Coalition and Scajaquada Corridor Coalition, both of which include Slow Roll Buffalo – together last week, we renewed our calls for parkway revival, joined by elected officials including Congressman Brian Higgins, who called for the ideal solution that would “rip out the entire expressway, end-to-end, root-and-branch.”
Our 10-mile route will stop in the Hamlin Park and Trinidad neighborhoods that were severed by the destruction of Humboldt Parkway, including neighborhoods Kingsley, MLK Park, Parkside and Park Meadow along major streets Forest, Delaware, Delavan, Humboldt, Fillmore, Kensington and Parkside.
We’ll return to the Terrace in Delaware Park for our Buffalocal afterparty with food, music and fellowship.
Thanks to Independent Health for continued support of Slow Roll Buffalo since 2015.