Business First highlights a new partnership between the City of Buffalo, Rigidized Metals and GObike Buffalo to maintain safe Complete Streets along some of Buffalo’s busiest bicycling corridors.

By James Fink
August 2, 2018
Originally published by Buffalo Business First

Bicycling lanes along eight well-traveled city streets are being repainted, courtesy of partnership between the City of Buffalo, Rigidized Metals, and Gobike Buffalo.

Beginning this week, Gobike staff and volunteers will be provide a new coat of paint to bike markings that are victims of harsh winter weather and wear and tear.

As part of Buffalo’s “Bicycle Master Plan,” the city has added more than 40 miles of on-road bike infrastructure including lane markings this year.

“As we continue to grow our network of bicycle facilities, we are creating a process to maintain our existing bike infrastructure and are pleased to work with GObike through this volunteer process to make our city’s streets safer for all users,” said Mayor Byron Brown.

Rigidized Metals help develop and produce the stencils Gobike is using to repain the bicycle lane markings. Rigidized Metals made and donated six different stencils.

The designated streets were selected from an online survey Gobike ran earlier this year.

The streets selected are:

• Delaware Avenue downtown

• Niagara Street, Ontario to Vulcan

• Michigan Avenue, Scott to Ohio Street

• Porter Avenue, Niagara Street to Symphony Circle

• Connecticut Street, Niagara Street to Richmond Avenue

• South Park Avenue

• Elmwood Avenue

• Linwood Avenue

All of the work is expected to be completed by Sept. 19. Gobike volunteers and staff members will be working between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.