Ran 8 miles with my son through Buffalo’s downtown to its developing waterfront – called ‘Canalside’ as a replica of the old Erie Canal terminal – and back on a bright breezy humid day. only a couple of years ago Canalside was nonexistent and just a fenced off collection of lots; today we had to be careful to avoid traffic. That’s a good thing. Like other successful cities, Buffalo’s making its Lake Erie waterfront a centerpiece of its revitalization. But enough with the urban development talk, the run with my son was great and we rode the good vibe of the waterfront back home.