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Letter: Bike ferry plan will go far in promoting great sites

Bike ferry plan will go far in promoting great sites

The bike ferry plan announced by Assemblyman Sean Ryan is an innovative solution to a long-standing problem. We see so many people enjoying Canalside with daily events and festivals, but moving those people to the outer harbor has proven to be difficult.

The historic Buffalo lighthouse, the Times Beach Nature Preserve, Wilkeson Pointe Park, the new Buffalo Harbor State Park and other attractions along the outer harbor would be easily linked with this new bike ferry.

This bike ferry plan is a simple and effective solution. Moving bicyclists and pedestrians back and forth between the outer harbor and Canalside will open up our natural waterfront to further exploration and enjoyment by those seeking access to our precious public waterfront resources including waterside parks and wild lands.

I imagine that it will become an important part of the waterfront experience.

Ryan, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and New York Power Authority deserve our thanks for moving this great idea along.

Jay Burney

Friends of Times Beach

Nature Preserve

Buffalo