What is “ReThink81″
ReThink81 is a grass roots effort calling for more comprehensive, well thought out design options for the NYS DOT “I-81 Viaduct Project” than have been presented to the public to date. Representing and engaging extensive planning & development experience,
ReThink81 has been initiated by city & CNY residents Bob Doucette, Jason Evans, Bob Haley, Joe Hucko, Matt Oja, Van Robinson, Andrew Schuster, Joe Sisko, and Mike Stanton.
ReThink81 strives to provide a source for case studies and lessons learned from cities with experiences similar to this I-81 Project scope. This will include addressing the accuracy of information distributed, in order to verify the program design requirements for the State DOT Design Team. The public will be encouraged to “take action” in demanding excellence in the planning and design process for our future.
Ultimately, ReThink81 will become a broad based coalition of organizations and individuals throughout the CNY region supporting forward looking planning solutions, including the utilization of the existing city streets to reduce traffic congestion and improve efficiency, by accommodating pedestrians, cyclists and businesses on our streets, by enhancing property development and values without further demolitions, and by planning to include accessible public modes of transportation throughout the CNY region. ReThink81 strives to help define the problem first, and then solve it with excellent design.