Eastsider John Henderson Speaks Out Against Demolition of the #ErieViaduct

Another Erie resident speaks out against Erie's 21st century redlining of the city's Eastside:

Kevin Flowers reported in the Erie Times-News:

The group hosted a news conference outside Erie City Hall on Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for a group advocating to save Erie’s McBride Viaduct said a federal lawsuit was the best option to halt the bridge’s planned demolition and get a public hearing on the issue.

“We filed the complaint now because we believe we have no other recourse,” said Michael Keys, a spokesman for Erie CPR Connect + Respect, which wants to see the viaduct, located at East 12th Street and East Avenue, restored as a pedestrian walkway or public park.

The group hosted a news conference outside of Erie City Hall Wednesday morning, two days after filing a civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

“It was a necessary step to ensure that the city of Erie starts to listen to its residents,” Keys said.