Skyway moves traffic quickly and efficiently

Hooray for Michael Kearns – the first voice of sanity in the drumbeat to tear down the Skyway. Make no mistake, I am not a fan of the span. It’s a little nerve-wracking to drive over when it’s windy, or during a snowstorm. However, for the most part, it is what makes my commute so easy. According to a 2008 study published on the Department of Transportation website, nearly 4,500 vehicles pass over the span each hour during the morning commute – nearly 50,000 vehicles every day.

We need to hear more about what the alternative to the Skyway will be before there is any further talk of demolition. A viable alternative must be constructed or we risk traffic gridlock in downtown Buffalo every day. I currently enjoy a 25-minute commute that includes a fabulous view of the lake every morning and an equally breathtaking view of the city on my way home.

Please don’t allow this project to move forward without careful consideration of the impact on commuters.

Donna Hagerty