Tearing down the Skyway would be a serious mistake
This past weekend’s waterfront traffic jam can now be listed as Exhibit A as to why we need the Skyway, and end any discussions of dismantling it.
Most proposals have a bridge at the foot of Main Street, crossing the Buffalo River to reach the Outer Harbor. That’s great if you’re trying to get from one side of the river to the other.
But for anyone trying to get from the Tonawandas and all points north to Hamburg and all points south, it is nothing short of moronic.
To needlessly channel any additional volume of traffic through downtown while Canalside, the arena and the Bisons are holding events would be a catastrophic mistake.