Drum roll, please! We are very excited to share the results of a feasibility study for incorporating the Erie Canalway Trail into the historical Erie Canal Corridor linking DeWitt and Syracuse. The final report includes recommendations on both the short- and long-term prospects for the corridor. The results from the public survey (which we released in July) were the inspiration for the alternatives explored in the report.
Celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial and kick off the World Canal Conference with Tour the Towpath, an event co-sponsored by the Town of DeWitt. Tour the Towpath is an assisted interactive 36-mile cycling experience along the Old Erie Canal Towpath trail starting in Rome and ending in DeWitt. Riders will have the choice of either a single-day ride on the 24th of September, or an extended two-day trip from the 23rd to the 24th.
Last week’s “Tuesdays on the Towpath” ride featured a DeWitt route focused on two key Elevating Erie sites: the BRANCH and BOULEVARD. A turnout of over 15 riders and ideal weather conditions (unlike our “Spanning the Gap” –themed ride in June!) made for a great ride with lively, inspired discussion about the past and future of the canal corridor in DeWitt....
This past spring, Sam Gordon, Director of Planning and Zoning for the Town of DeWitt, was invited by the Manlius Informed Series to speak about Elevating Erie. This program is hosted at the Manlius Library and co-sponsored by the Manlius Senior Centre, and we were so pleased that Sam had the opportunity to share our work with this engaging, well-informed audience! We would like to send a big thank you to both the Manlius Library and the Manlius Senior Centre for their generous invitation and interest in the project, and for creating a video of the presentation for the public to view. Check it out!