Erie Boulevards of the future: Contest winners share their visions

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Elevating Erie contest winners

A view looking north on Rt. 481 in DeWitt from Butternut Drive near the Old Erie Canal State Park. The highway covers part of the old canal. The Town of DeWitt and City of Syracuse are sponsoring a contest seeking ideas on how to revitalize the Erie Boulevard corridor in the town and city.

Winner of Boulevard category

Erie Eco-Boulevared: This idea is to transform Erie Boulevard from a car-centric boulevard into an ecofriendly, pedestrian-centered Eco-Boulevard that provides habitats, recreation space, and stimulates economic growth.

The goals are to restore the historical identity, enhance the ecological function, create leisure space, and improve pedestrian and biking use.