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    Security Update December 26, 2017

    Winter Weather NFTA Tips

    Whether you walk, bike, drive, or use transit, navigating winter weather conditions requires some preparation and caution. The PCA assembled some tips in infographic form to share with you. These are not conclusive, so as always, use your best judgement before travel. This week we feature Winter NFTA Tips:

    For more details on these tips from the NFTA and additional information, please follow the link or click on the image above.

    Plan extra time for your commute:

    During periods of heavy snow and ice, buses, like personal vehicles, will sometimes fall behind schedule, but rest assured operators will be working to reach your stop as soon as possible.

    Take an earlier trip. Plan extra time to get home. Buses not only get slowed down by the snow, but also by surrounding traffic.

    Boarding in areas with ice or snowbanks:

    In areas covered with snow and ice, or blocked by a snow bank, please wait at the closest cleared driveway or corner.

    When possible, try not to stand in the street or wait at the top of a snow bank. Snow and ice in the street or on a snow bank can be slippery and unsafe.

    When the bus approaches, be aware of the outside mirror, as it extends from the side of the bus.

    Additional riding information tips:

    When riding at night, hold a flashlight so that the driver can see you waiting at a stop.

    If possible, wear reflective apparel or safety bands on your coat or other clothing.


    Aggregated Crime Reports

    Tuesday, December 19 @ 5AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft on the 2100 block of Main Street. No additional details are available.

    Thursday, December 21 @ 10:30PM
    From BuffaloNews.com

    Robbery reported on the 200 block of Crescent Avenue. A fast-food deliveryman working for Skip the Dishes, an online food delivery and takeout service, told Buffalo Police he was delivering food from Jim's Steakout at 10:30 p.m. Thursday to 243 Crescent Ave. when a suspect pulled a knife and took the food, worth $35, and $150 in cash from him.

    Friday, December 22 @ 3AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Theft of services on the 1 block of Summit Avenue. No additional details are available.

    Saturday, December 23 @ 1AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft on the 1 block of Greenfield Street. No additional details are available.

    Sunday, December 24 @ 1:30PM 
    From NextDoor.com

    Car accident reported at the intersection of Parkside and Jewett. No additional details are available.


    Lost & Found!

    Tuesday, December 26 
    From NextDoor.com

    A set of keys was found on Jewett Parkway. These have been turned in by a kind neighbor to the PCA office at 2318 Main Street. If you think these may belong to you, please let us know by calling (716)838-1240 or emailing [email protected] 


    Limited Amount of Traffic Calming Signs Available!

    Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 

    A limited number of traffic signs, from a second printing, are still available in the office. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 via the below link when requesting a sign.  

    It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets!

    Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made online (above) or at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down

    The Buffalo Police Department has issued this PDF tip sheet to help deter and prevent automobile thefts. 

    If you are aware of traffic collisions that occur in the neighborhood please report the information to the PCA office for inclusion in the weekly Security Update. Traffic information is not available from our crime reporting sources. Email [email protected] or call 716-838-1240. Thank you.

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    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!

    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.