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Bike path to connect suburb to Canalside

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It's still in a very early planning stage, but officials in the Village of Williamsville are interested in constructing a bike path that would run throughout the village and then, ultimately, link up to paths that would take bicyclists to Buffalo's Canalside. Deputy mayor Christopher Duquin says the path would start at Glen Park and connect with Amherst State Park.

"So, the idea behind this is that you can get on at the state parks. You can get on in Glen Park and ride that way. You can get on in Tonawanda and you can ride back to Glen Park, or walk, or run. But, it give people yet another place to go, and that's, I think, what a lot of people are looking for from a bike path."

Two potential funding sources have been identified, including the consolidated Funding Application and money from the Niagara Power Relicensing Project.

In addition to encouraging alternatives to cars, Duquin suggests the new bike path could also open opportunities to attract University at Buffalo's large population into the village, boosting business.