Dormant DL&W Rail Line will become a Greenway and Linear Park

(Buffalo Rising/ Jajean Rose-Burney)

(Buffalo Rising/ Jajean Rose-Burney)

The Western New York Land Conservancy (WNYLC) has announced that a vision of connecting land along the Buffalo River, to create a greenway that would essentially utilize fallow land along the former DL&W rail line, is going to become a reality.

Converting a abandoned rail corridor into public space is expected to become a great resource for both visitors to the waterfront and residents. “Not only will it be a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful green paths, it will be a way to create a more walkable, bikeable community and connect neighborhoods together,” noted Sara Heidinger, President of The Old First Ward Community Center.

Read more about the movement that will benefit livability and walkability of the Buffalo Waterfront in the Buffalo Rising