Fight Environmental Racism in Buffalo
New York State has a long history of constructing highways that divide and damage Black communities, from I-81 in Syracuse to the Inner Loop in Rochester. The Kensington Expressway in Buffalo is no exception. In the 1960s, the construction of the highway tore through a Black neighborhood and, decades later, the neighborhoods impacted by the project still face heightened segregation, economic disparity, and air pollution.
As the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) considers the redevelopment of the highway, it must take action to protect Black Buffalo residents from further harm and displacement.
TELL THE DOT: Protect Black Buffalo residents from further harm.
NYS Department of Transportation