GObike History

2004

Blue Bicycle
Community Workshop begins as Buffalo Blue Bicycle providing the first bike share system


2005

Bike Pedestrian Advisory Board
City Council establishes bicycle and pedestrian advisory board to review on-going city projects


2007

Rusty Chain with Flying Bison Brewery
Launched Rusty Chain with Flying Bison Brewery and initiated Buffalo’s Bicycle parking program

GObike Buffalo Bike Racks Installed 
First signature bicycle parking is installed in the City of Buffalo


2008

Green Options Buffalo
Green Options Buffalo is formed through a group of citizens to improve access and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users


2009

Complete streets
Successfully advocate the CIty of Buffalo to pass NYS’s first Complete Streets ordinance

First Annual Tour de Farms
GObike Buffalo partnered with Massachusetts Avenue Project to host the first Tour de Farms, a urban and rural tour of Buffalo's farms


2010

501c3 Non-Profit Corporation
Through the support of Independent Health, Green Options Buffalo incorporates as a 501-c-3 non-profit corporation


2011

Safe Routes To School
Create Buffalo’s Safe Routes to School Program to encourage more kids to walk and bike to school

Sharrows Arrive
The first shared lane markings were installed on Connecticut Street


2012

Complete Streets Coalition
Launched the Complete Streets Coalition and developed a campaign to make all streets safe for all users

First Counterflow Bike Lanes in Buffalo
The City of Buffalo installs the first counterflow bike lanes with a dedicated bicycle signal


2013

Bicycle Master Plan Update
Began effort to update the City of Buffalo’s bicycle master plan with 10 miles of new facilities planned per year

Delaware Avenue Road Diet
Delaware Avenue is put on a diet, with bike lanes and high visibility crosswalks installed


2014

Skyride
Launched the Skyride, taking cyclists over the skyway for the first time in history


2015

Complete Streets Impact Assessment
Implemented a study on the impact of Complete Streets to encourage continued public investment

Enhanced Visibility Bike Lanes
First enhanced-visibility green pavement bike lanes installed on Delaware Avenue S-curves


2016

Bike Master Plan
Worked with the City of Buffalo to create a city-wide network for bicycle infrastructure

Bikeshare in Buffalo
Buffalo's first citywide bike share program, Reddy Bikeshare, launches with 200 bikes and 35 stations

Travel with Care Campaign
Launched a City-wide Travel with Care campaign encouraging safe interactions between motorists and cyclists, reaching an audience of more than 1 million people


2017

Buffalo Green Code Approved
City of Buffalo approves the Buffalo Green Code, an updated land use and zoning policy focused on enhancing walkability, bikability, and access for Buffalo citizens of all abilities

First Pop-Up Complete Streets Projects
Began working with communities in Buffalo and Niagara Falls to install temporary street features like crosswalks and bike lanes designed to reimagine roadways and make neighborhoods safer for all users