From the St Catharines Standard:
It can be a driver’s traffic nightmare – getting to or from the Rainbow Bridge and having to use Falls Ave, Roberts St. or Bender Hill.
There’s no easy way in or out, and when combined with tourists who might not be sure where they are going, it compounds the problem.
Niagara Region has looked at this issue and conducted an environmental assessment study to assess alternative ways of improving access from the Rainbow Bridge to the Niagara Falls tourist area.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The plan has been talked about for years. The goal is to reduce congestion in the area of the Horseshoe Falls.
The plan calls for the relocation of the Niagara Parkway to the west just south of Table Rock.
Residents had an opportunity to view the plan, along with two others, when the Niagara Parks Commission held a public information session Wednesday at the Whirlpool Public Golf Course on the Niagara Parkway.
The other two plans related to the year-round, fully accessible Falls Incline Railway and repairs at Oakes Garden Theatre.
The relocation of the Niagara Parkway would begin just past what is known as the Bridge Of Flowers at Table Rock and would involve changes to the current parking lot behind the old Canadian Niagara Power building and the area near the Niagara Floral Showhouse.
“This is a proposal. Right now, we are getting feedback from the public and stakeholders so that then we can make some changes based on some of that feedback and hopefully finalize a plan that we can move forward with,” said Marcelo Gruosso, executive director of engineering and planning for the NPC.