Bike trail extension approved in Niagara Falls

Posted at 11:11 PM, Jul 25, 2018

The Niagara Falls City Council unanimously approved measures to fund and construct a connecting Greenway trail 4-0.

Niagara Falls was the first of three municipalities that are expected to do this, as Wheatfield, and North Tonawanda are teaming up as well. The trail would create a shoreline bike path through Niagara County, connecting the bike trail from Buffalo to Niagara Falls. 

"It's going to make it possible for somebody to plan to start in Buffalo and bike to Niagara Falls and back, or vis-versa" Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster said. 

The trail, which is hoped to be funded through State Grants, would also look to bring in plenty of tourism to the areas. 

"It's going to be a powerful economic driver for businesses" Niagara Falls planning and development director Thomas DeSantis said. 

Niagara Falls now awaits votes in Wheatfield and North Tonawanda. If both are approved, construction is expected to begin in 2019 with a completion in 2020. 

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