Writing in the Washington Post, Scott Pruden documents Philadelphia’s visionary adaptive reuse of an existing asset - the Reading Viaduct - to create a new Rail Park.
Will Erie, PA’s elected leaders understand the amazing potential of the McBride Viaduct / East Ave. Bridge before it is too late? Why is the status quo - including the local paper - dismissing advice from national experts who have explained the Viaduct’s crucial role as a pedestrian and bike artery - and they way it can help transform the city’s struggling Eastside?
Isn’t it time for Erie to listen to national experts like Charles Buki, Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Toni Griffin, Philip Langdon, Charles McKinney, John Norquist , Terry Schwartz and local leaders including Rev. Dr. Charles Mock and Abdulla Washington and rethink the shortsighted demolition plan?