Parkside Avenue better, but more work remains
Parkside Avenue has been a dangerous, congested route for many years. Homeowners can’t get in and out of their driveways without fear of a collision. Horrific accidents happen near Parkside and Florence, leaving major damage to personal property.
Since the speed limit was reduced to 30 mph on the Scajaquada, Parkside has seen some improvement. Traffic congestion has considerably dropped. Cars are traveling at a noticeably reduced speed. There is less noise. Homeowners along the Scajaquada can now sit on their front porch and enjoy the summer. These residual effects are promising.
Next, the City of Buffalo has to fix Parkside and Florence. In 2014, $450,000 was received from the federal government to do this, but nothing has happened. Why? Are we waiting for another tragedy before more common-sense changes are made to make residents, parkgoers and motorists safer?