March 11, 2021 – The groups behind an 80‐mile multi‐use trail to connect Buffalo to Hinsdale have released a feasibility study detailing the proposal. The feasibility study, released by Gobike Buffalo, looks at preferred routes for the Southern Tier Trail – divided into 23 sections – and cost estimates for the work. It also notes alternative routes for cases where there could be public opposition or problems.
… The study recognized opposition in some sections as it passes by the backyards to some homes. Within the study are thoughts for creating privacy with fences or potentially moving the trail to the roadway. Another local section that may have obstacles is the Concord/Ashford Railroad Corridor due to the right‐of‐way constraints in the vicinity of the West Valley Nuclear Site. The West Valley Demonstration Project nuclear and waste storage site has also identified the Buffalo Pittsburg tracks heading south from the site to Ellicottville and beyond as potential for future waste transport. Link to article