A Brief One from Doug Draper
Posted September 20th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
It is very easy to forget or to not be aware at all that while many of us are sitting there in long lines of cars and trucks, cursing at the time it is taking to cross the Peace Bridge between Fort Erie and Buffalo, there are very nice neighbourhoods full of people nearby who have to put up with all this.
They not only have to put up with all the noise of idling engines and squeaky brakes, they also have to put up with all the poisons in the air, courtesy of emissions spewing from line after line of cars and trucks crossing the bridge night and day.
Then long after those of us waiting in those lines are finally through and on our way to the art festival, sports arena or shopping mall or where ever else we want to go, the people in those neighbourhoods are still there, breathing the toxins in the air.
I only just received this poster this Tuesday, September 20th morning from the Niagara Gateway-Columbus Park Association – a neighbourhood group on the Buffalo side of the Peace Bridge that has been raising concerns about air quality and other problems related to the bridge operations for years – or I would have posted it sooner since a public meeting on air quality in the vicinity of the bridge is taking place this very same Tuesday in Buffalo, at 6 p.m. at the Porter Public Library on 280 Porter Avenue.
Here is the poster containing more detailed information on the meeting.
People living on the Fort Erie, Ontario side of the border in the vicinity of the Peace Bridge may want to attend this meeting too. Atmospheric pollution respects no boundaries and the quality of air can’t be much better there.
For more information on this and related issues visit the Niagara Gateway Columbus Park Association of Buffalo, New York online at MoveThePlaza.com.
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