Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Alliance Stands on the Sheridan Expressway

On Wednesday, July 15 2009 at 5.30 pm, the Alliance took a group photo on the Sheridan Expressway. The photograph was a repeat of a photograph taken nine years ago, and showed that at rush hour, there is still little traffic on the Sheridan. The traffic on the Sheridan is also cars commuting from Manhattan to the North Bronx and Westchester, not trucks that use the Hunts Point Market. These cars could use the Bronx River Parkway if the Sheridan were taken down.

As our friends at TSTC said, "The gaps in the traffic weren’t quite long enough for a sit-down picnic, which is too bad because the South Bronx is sorely lacking parks and other places for families to recreate and relax." The Community Plan has room for open space and for community space, which is just another reason the Sheridan must go!