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FRIENDS OF OLMSTED PARKS TO AIR PLAN FOR 'GREEN WAYS'

A public hearing on the addition of "green ways" to Buffalo's Olmsted park system will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Erie Community College City Campus auditorium.

A team of consultants for Friends of Olmsted Parks will present preliminary results of a one-year study of opportunities for restoring and expanding the Olmsted system.

"An inventory of all the cultural resources and existing green space has been made," said Susan West, executive director. "We're looking for public input on where the green ways should go."

"Frederick Law Olmsted was the first to use the concept of green ways -- connecting up recreational areas with parkways," Ms. West said.

"The Scajaquada Pathway is an example of a modern green way. We can't really afford to build major new parks, but we could use corridors to create a sense of being more park-like than town-like. This would connect up and extend the influences of the green space to more parts of the city."

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