Near West Side http://wrvo.org en Changes coming to make West Street more pedestrian friendly http://wrvo.org/post/changes-coming-make-west-street-more-pedestrian-friendly <p></p><p>Changes are coming to Syracuse’s West Street artery to make the roadway more pedestrian friendly and less of a barrier for the Near Westside neighborhood.</p><p>West Street was built in the middle of the last century, as Interstate 81 was paving through the city, as a way to move cars more easily. It’s six lanes wide and not pedestrian friendly, but many west side residents have to cross the street to get downtown or to the grocery store.</p><p>The Near Westside Initiative, a community advocacy group has been working with the state transportation department on a redesign.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:36:46 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51377 at http://wrvo.org Changes coming to make West Street more pedestrian friendly