Parkside residents to learn about traffic study

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The second public meeting for the Parkside community traffic study will be held Thursday night to give residents an opportunity to express their opinions about the study’s recommendations.

People who live in the area say drivers don’t follow the speed limit. In fact, the intersection of Parkside and Florence Avenues has an accident rate three times the state average,a according to a traffic study on the Parkside community’s website.

Nearby Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoo see many pedestrians, and speeding cars pose a significant risk to there well-being, according to concerned resident.

Michael Deluca of the Parkside Traffic Committee said, “We really want this to be a community space where you can walk to great Olmsted Park and not worry about somebody running a red light or going 50 miles per hour in the street.”

Parkside resident Richard Wolf added, “My house has been hit twice in the past four years. I mean, serious damage.”

The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, at 2253 Main Street in Buffalo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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