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Ridge Road Press Release

GObike Works with City of Lackawanna to Install a 1.4-Mile Protected Bike Lane Pilot Project on Ridge Road The temporary pilot project allows the city to experiment with the design...

GObike News

We Need Volunteers 2020

We need volunteers! After a delay in getting our permits for painting complete streets, we’re working to paint a lot of infrastructure before the cold weather hits. We’...

In The News

Changes in parking and transportation due to COVID-19

Ninety two Allpro Parking employees have been laid off because of revenue loss from the Coronavirus. This is not how the company envisioned its 20th anniversary would look like. &#...

In The News

Western NY in Midst of Biking Boom

From Spectrum News “It’s just really a means to get out and enjoy myself,” said Nicholas Schuh, who lives in Buffalo. That seems to be the case for plenty of Wes...

In The News

GObike reports 3000% local increase in biking

GObike reports 3000% local increase in biking From Buffalo Rising GObike Buffalo has announced that the activity of cycling is growing exponentially in Western NY. The organization...

GObike News

COVID-19 and the Buffalo Niagara Transportation System

Local Traffic Counts Down While Cyclist and Pedestrian Volumes Soar The Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council recently presented local traffic data from our tran...

GObike News

A Bike Match Story

By Rebecca Reilly, Operations and Outreach Director When you’re in the bike advocacy business, and the Covid-19 epidemic makes it harder for car-less populations to get arou...

GObike News

We’re Hiring: Community Outreach Coordinator

We’re hiring a summer AmeriCorps member to serve as community outreach coordinator to support complete street pop-up initiatives in WNY.  GObike believes diversity, equity, ...

GObike News

Together, We Ride: Turn Signals

Your RX for a safe and exciting bike ride: turn signals! The video is part of our Together, We Ride, campaign, focusing on encouraging safe interactions between all road users. Fun...

GObike News

SkyRide 2020 Postponed

We are postponing our 7th annual SkyRide until 2021. Dear friends and supporters,  For the past six years, we’ve hosted the SkyRide, presented by Independent Health, our ann...

GObike News

GObike’s Commitment to Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. As a city and a region, we have a long way to go to living into our vision of an equitable society. This is true of our organization as well. The brutal murd...

GObike News

Buffalo Rides for Black Lives

There are many ways to have an impact right now, one of which is with our wallets. GObike staff is putting our money — and our pedals — where our commitment is, and riding for ...

Press Release

It’s No Accident: Man Killed While Cycling on Bailey Avenue is One of 160 Struck in the Last Five Years 

It’s No Accident: Man Killed While Cycling on Bailey Avenue is One of 160 Struck in the Last Five Years Residents and business owners have been asking Mayor Brown and the...

GObike News

School Board to Consider Resolution to Support School Zone Speed Limits

GObike News

Two Advocacy Wins: Reopen Buffalo and Approved School Speed Zone Resolution

Reopen Buffalo and Approved School Speed Zone Resolution The City of Buffalo announced Reopen Buffalo, a new program allowing restaurants and small businesses to apply for extra ...

GObike News

Priority Areas for Open Streets During the COVID-19 Crisis

As part of our Better Streets, Better Buffalo campaign, GObike is asking concerned residents to join us in our call for open streets in the City of Buffalo to create more space for...

GObike News

School Board to Consider Resolution to Support School Zone Speed Limits

Can you voice your support? A resolution will be introduced to the school board tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20, at 5:30 pm, to support the current 15 mph speed limit throughout the ...

GObike News

Bike There, Buffalo!

Buffalo Bike Tours is proud to announce the release of Bike There! 5 Self-Guided Buffalo Tours by Bike, coming May 7th. The tours, which are accessible through the Ride with GPS app, are free of charge (tips are greatly appreciated!).

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GObike Begins Community Outreach and Planning for 80-mile Multi-use Southern Tier Trail

The trail will connect 20 Western New York towns and villages, and link to the 750-mile statewide Empire State Trail and 90-mile Genesee Valley Greenway. Community outreach, adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, includes one-on-one listening sessions with project stakeholders and a virtual …

GObike News

2019 Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts: A Summary

In September 2019, GObike and a crew of dedicated volunteers conducted bicycle and pedestrian counts. Included is a summary of our findings. Regular bicycle and pedestrian count...

GObike News

E-Bikes and E-Scooters Legal At Last

After years of advocates diligently working to legalize e-bikes and the recent push from scooter industries to allow scooters on the streets, Governor Cuomo has finally passed leg...

GObike News

Introducing: BikeMatchGOBFLO

GObike has developed a bike match program to connect people with bikes to those in need of bikes in the Buffalo-Niagara region. The program is based on New York City’s #Bi...

GObike News

Tonawanda Complete Streets Initiative: Parker Boulevard Roundabout

The Town of Tonawanda is finalizing plans for providing a complete street treatment Parker Boulevard at their town board meeting tonight. The project includes three mini-roundabouts, bicycle lanes, and curb-extensions for ADA sidewalk ramps. Can you spare a few minutes to support the …

GObike News

Social Distancing in Passive Recreation and Active Transportation: Best Practices for Municipalities

GObike is working with local municipalities to implement infrastructure interventions to help residents maintain social distancing during essential transportation and recreation necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

GObike News

Can I Bike Right Now?

Maintaining your mental and physical health via bicycle during the pandemic.

Press Release

Governor Cuomo Deems Bicycle Repair Shops an Essential Service

Bicycle repair shops will be allowed to remain open during the closure of all non-essential businesses. Bicycles are essential for meeting critical transportation needs.

GObike News

Queen City Couriers Offers Free Bike Deliveries During the Pandemic

A new bike messenger service, Queen City Couriers, is offering free deliveries to distribute food and necessities from non-profits to those in need.

GObike News

A Message from Gobike

A few updates from GObike during the pandemic.

GObike News

Adjusting to the Work-From-Home Lifestyle?

Working from home for the first time? Here’s some advice from Go Buffalo Niagara, GObike’s commuter assistance program.

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Recommended Infrastructure Interventions During COVID-19

GObike Provides Municipal Guidance on Recommended Infrastructure Interventions During COVID-19 Pandemic for Public Health and Safety Additional street and park space are necessary ...

GObike News

Where the Sidewalk Divides: Should Bikes be on Sidewalks?

GObike is working with local municipalities to implement infrastructure interventions to help residents maintain social distancing during essential transportation and recreation n...

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WBFO: Buffalo BikeShareGOBFLO

From WBFO, April 16, 2020 The coronavirus has exposed many inequities and disparities that exist in our community, and among those is transportation. Now, more than ever, having a ...

GObike News

Comments Due for NFTA Metro Rail Expansion

The NFTA is soliciting comments on their proposed plan to extend the existing 6.4-mile metro rail in Buffalo from its current terminus at University Station on the University at Buffalo South Campus to Tonawanda and Amherst.

GObike News

Councilmember Nowakowski to Introduce Infrastructure Funding Legislation

Councilmember Mitch Nowakowski of the Fillmore district will introduce a resolution to dedicate funding from school speed zone enforcement to infrastructure improvements in school zones.

GObike News

We’re Hiring: Bicycle Safety Ambassador (Part-time, Seasonal)

We’re hiring a part-time education ambassador to support education initiatives in Niagara Falls.

GObike News

Reducing Speeding in Buffalo School Zones

Why we support the school zone speed limits and their enforcement throughout the day

GObike News

The Future of Mobility in Buffalo: Walkability

Jim Jones, GObike Engineer and retired Town Engineer for the Town of Tonawanda, attended the Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU’s) weeklong conference, Designing for the Future of Mobility in Buffalo, hosted by the City of Buffalo, the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA), and national …

GObike News

Skyway Redesign Public Comments Due Today

Public comments for the Skyway redesign are due today. Our comments are outlined below. We encourage you to submit comments as well!

Spokefolk

Brittany Perez: Director of Outreach and Engagement at the IDEA Center

Brittany Perez is the Director for Outreach and Engagement at UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center), a globally recognized organization committed to creating and implementing inclusive design policies, practices, environments, and products. The group …

GObike News

Do WNY’s International Bridges Support Bikes?

Last year, after a $100 million rehabilitation project, the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY, re-opened with a new bicycle and pedestrian path which provided physical separation from cars and semi-trucks to allow safe crossing for standard bicycles. How bicycle-accessible are the …

GObike News

Where the Sidewalk Divides: Should Bikes be on Sidewalks?

We were absolutely thrilled to see two letters to the editor in the Buffalo News recently focusing on a topic so near and dear to our hearts at GObike—sidewalks, who they are for, and whether bicycles should be ridden on them. ’Tis a contested topic indeed and one where you can …

GObike News

Pedestrian Deaths Are No Accident

As pedestrian deaths continue to rise across the country, a new cadre of professionals is taking notice—traffic engineers. A recent article from National Society of Professional Engineers (NPSE) outlines the commitment traffic engineers are making to addressing current street design …

GObike News

Biking in Paris Up 54% in Past Year

Outspoken environmentalist. Hysteric. Courageous. Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been called many names due to her mission to reduce the ill-effects of climate change and car-centered design in her city. But the proof is in the pudding—bike ridership is up, car ownership is down and …

GObike News

State Agencies Seek Input on Transportation Climate Mitigation Plan

DEC, DOT and NYSERDA continue to seek input regarding New York State’s potential participation in a regional program developed by the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional collaboration of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to reduce carbon …

GObike News

Cuomo Signs Statewide Multi-use Trails Plan Bill

Governor Cuomo signed legislation S.4416B/A.5035B directing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to develop a coordinated plan for linking regional trail networks with the Empire State Trail.

GObike News

Modest Investments in Active Transportation Deliver Big

A recent report from the rails-to-trail conservancy estimates even modest public investments in trail and active transportation networks can deliver big benefits.

GObike News

After Capping a Successful 2019, GObike Buffalo Looks Toward Expansion in 2020

Regional expansion efforts include hosting new education programs in new areas, trail and streetscape planning, and hiring a deputy director.

GObike News

Why Do We Ignore Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled in Climate Change Policies?

We’re missing the mark on reducing greenhouse gases in transportation, with proposed policies focusing exclusively on electrifying fleets and cap-and-trade systems while ignoring reducing demand.

GObike News

Empire State Trail 76% Complete

As of September 2019, three quarters (76%) of the 60 Empire State Trail construction projects are either under construction or complete. The remaining projects are in the contract bidding or final design stage. All Empire State Trail construction projects are on schedule for completion no later …

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Winter Sidewalk Safety: FAQs for Buffalo Residents

The GObike-led and citizen-run Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board for the City of Buffalo has compiled the below list of FAQs for residents on sidewalk maintenance during winter months.

GObike News

Support the NYS Trails Plan Bill

Do you ever imagine hoping on your bike for a weekend trip to the Finger Lakes? Or dream of a trail system in New York equal to Canada’s Friendship Trail, where an easy, well-signed routes takes you straight to the beach? The Trails Plan Bill, recently sent to Governor …

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Stephanie Barber-Geter: Restore Our Community Coalition and Hamlin Park Taxpayers’ Association

With a critical meeting coming up this Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Buffalo Museum of Science, we talked to the Chair of ROCC, Stephanie Barber-Geter, about how she got her start in organizing, the Restore Our Community Coalition, and one road.

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Untokening: A Conference About Mobility Justice

At GObike, we strive to create positive impacts on: health, environment, streets and quality of life. We do this by promoting alternative transportation options. But to make the case that these alternatives are actually good for everyone, we need to understand the communities where we try …

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State Officials Introduce Vehicular Violence Accountability Act

2019 has been a dangerous year for Buffalo-Niagara cyclists. Across the nation, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths are at all-time highs. State officials have introduced the Vehicular Violence Accountability Act to hold drivers more accountable, remove privileges from dangerous drivers, and …

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Bicyclist Hit by Buffalo Police Officer on Historically Dangerous Grant Street

A Buffalo bicyclist was hit on Potomac Avenue and Grant Street by a Buffalo Police officer. The bicyclist is in critical condition at ECMC. The cyclist and their family are in our warmest thoughts, and we sincerely hope for a speedy recovery.

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Erie Cattaraugus Trail Update

Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and development of the ECRT corridor, has just completed their first year as trail managers for the trail. Below is an update on their first year.

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End of the Season Review: Pop-Up Complete Streets

Since April, GObike has been working with community groups around Western New York to implement pop-up complete street projects. These low-cost temporary infrastructure projects are designed and often constructed by the community, and allow residents to experience traffic calming in their …

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End of the Season Review: Community Workshop

Though our community workshop stays busy year-round with programming, recycle-a-bicycle classes, and, of course, our annual Cranksgiving event, we’ve have a busy year to-date, with more than 2,000 workshop visitors (and counting!).

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Passenger Vehicle Emissions Continue to Rise in Buffalo Area

The transportation sector is the greatest source of GHG emissions in New York and the United States. Most of these emissions (60 percent) come from passenger vehicles.

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Blocking Bike Lanes Banned in Rochester

Rochester’s City Council approved a rule last week to prohibit cars from standing or parking in bike lanes.

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Federal Highway Administration Requests Crosswalk Art Removal

The Federal Highway Administration is not keen on crosswalk art and has asked one town in Ames, Iowa, to “take the necessary steps to remove the non-compliant crosswalk art as soon as it is feasible.” (The Chicago crosswalk pictured here includes words such as, “yell, sniff, yield, …

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Safe Lanes Bike Lane Blockage Reporting Platform

See a bike lane blocked by a car, delivery truck, police officer, etc.? Report it!

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Another Voice: Need for speed is not top priority on Scajaquada Corridor

No matter where you sit on the issue, we can all agree: The current Scajaquada Corridor design is untenable. Printed in the Buffalo News on September 21, 2019. 

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Researchers, Community Partners Seek to Develop Lower Great Lakes Research Network on Sustainability and Resilience

From UB News.

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East Side Brewery & Bar Bike Tour Set for Saturday

In Buffalo Rising on August 6, 2019.

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$400,000 in Grant Money Given to Revitalize Grant Street

In WKBW on July 17, 2019

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Groups Make Lackawanna Road Safer, in a Colorful Way

On WIVB on August 1, 2019.

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Grant Street Gets a Big Boost

In Buffalo Rising on July 18, 2019.

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Crossroads of Creativity Celebrated Buffalo’s Rail Trail and Kicks Off Expansion Planning

In Buffalo Rising on July 13, 2019.

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GObike Buffalo Has Got Your Back When It Comes to Biking

Buffalo Rising on July 10, 2019.

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Marc Moscato: Buffalo Bike Tours

A historian, educator and ukulele player, Marc Moscato’s Buffalo Bike Tours provide a biking experience as unique as the city itself. Visit Buffalo Bike Tours for more information and to register for a ride.

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Another Voice: Mobility Hub will Help 201 Ellicott Enhance Downtown

GObike has been working for over 10 years to support active mobility for cyclists, pedestrians and transit riders. In that time, we have never seen a development that advances our mission and the City of Buffalo’s goals for social equity, sustainability and access to the extent of the …

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GOBike’s SkyRide is Coming Up—Here’s How You Can Ride the Skyway

On WKBW, February 13, 2019.

Spokefolk

Jalonda Hill: Colored Girls Bike Too

Jalonda Hill is the founder of Colored Girls Bike Too, an all-weather bicycle commuter, and a bicycle advocate. She was nominated for GObike’s 2018 Cyclist of the Year.

Spokefolk

John Cotter: Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer

John Cotter was awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2018 at our annual Solstice Soirée in December. He has been our youth volunteer at the community workshop for over a year.

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Anthony Brown, Miro Rakic, Deacon Newhouse: The Great Winter Get Out

Anthony Brown, Miro Rakic, and Deacon Newhouse took the top rankings for the Campus Cycling Collective’s Great Winter Get Out last winter. Though they braved the elements to rack up the points that secured their victory, they all commute via bicycle in the winter.

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GObike Buffalo’s Tactical Refresh Program Gains Traction

GObike’s Tactical Refresh program is giving Buffalo’s worn road paint some much-needed attention and making streets safer for those who walk and bike.

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Bike lanes on some busy Buffalo streets get a new coat of paint

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.

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A collaborative approach to “refreshing” on-road bicycle facilities.

GObike has teamed up with the City of Buffalo and Rigidized Metals to refresh on-road bicycle facilities, helping to maintain our Complete Streets!

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Regional Transportation Management Association Launches Business Memberships

Go Buffalo Niagara is giving a boost to area commuters by offering incentives to those who choose to walk, bike or use public transportation to commute to work.

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BPD: Cyclist attacked on West Side was ‘targeted’

A female cyclist was the victim of a hit-and-run on Buffalo’s West Side earlier this week. While the circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet totally clear, the attack does underscore the danger that road rage can pose for bicyclists riding in the city as well as the need for …

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From Bethlehem Steel Brownfield to Bicycle Trail

A new project along Lake Erie will redevelop former industrial properties and extend the Shoreline Trail into Lackawanna, creating community connections to the waterfront and bridging gaps to other regional trails and greenways.

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Two Old First Ward Intersections Reap Traffic Calming Rewards

GObike’s first Complete Streets demonstration of the year has “popped up” in the Old First Ward. Through these temporary measures, we look forward to making streets safer for all users and helping communities reimagine their roadways!

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Local intersections now safer for pedestrians, bikers

Two intersections in the First Ward are now safer for bikers and pedestrians thanks to the WNY Land Conservancy, GObike Buffalo, and the First Ward Community Center.

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Making Two Busy First Ward Intersections Safer

GObike and Old First Ward volunteers pitched in to paint temporary traffic-calming features on South Park Avenue, the first of many to come in 2018!

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Cities pass rules to make roads safer

More than a dozen Western New York communities have passed laws to strengthen road safety.

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National bike month ramps up biking enthusiasm in Buffalo

It’s Bike Month, and GObike Buffalo is on a mission to make the Queen City more bike and pedestrian friendly and promote safety.

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Editorial: GObike rides into Buffalo’s past and present

GObike Buffalo and some of its SkyRide community partners — including Restore Our Community Coalition, Grant Amherst Business Association, Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy — had the …

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SkyRide features expanded route winding through Olmsted parks

We’re biking the highways. Here’s why.

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Reactions of dismay, delight as state begins work on West River Parkway trail

Despite continued protest from some Grand Island residents, construction on the West River Parkway trail begins this week. In the future, this 8-mile road will offer bicyclists, pedestrians and outdoor enthusiasts with a safer route across the island, linking Buckhorn State Park to Beaver …

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SkyRide launch party is Saturday at Flying Bison

Kickoff the start of Western New York’s outdoor bicycling season with a party Saturday to celebrate the upcoming SkyRide.

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The City will release conceptual designs of Erie-Shelton Square Greenway Project

The City of Buffalo, Empire State Development and BUDC are moving forward with projects outlined in a 2015 redevelopment plan for Downtown public spaces. They will be presenting conceptual designs for the Erie/Shelton Square area at a public meeting on April 19. We are excited to see how they plan …

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Gotta Bike? GO Bike Buffalo!

Justin Booth talks about the origins and growth of GObike, and why he loves to #BikeBFLO.

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New bike amenities on Medical Campus aim to lure more riders

Bicycle-friendly improvements, coming soon to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus!

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Ice rinks? Aquatic centers? Nope. Residents want trails.

City and county planners and consultants are seeing a shift in public interest from sports complexes and indoor recreation centers to trails and greenways. We’ve been saying it for years, but it’s great to see data that supports us! Western New Yorkers want more and better opportunities to get …

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Buffalo Advocates Convince New York DOT to Rethink a Half-Baked Highway Removal

The state had pushed a “boulevard” design that was too much like the highway it was supposed to replace.

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Community stakeholders welcome reset on Scajaquada Corridor project

The decision Monday by the New York State Department of Transportation to suspend its Scajaquada Corridor redesign project, in its most recent form, was welcomed by community stakeholders who hope the next draft will be one that satisfies their desires for the roadway and affected nearby lands.

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State Drops Contested Plan to Convert Scajaquada into Lower-Speed Boulevard

The state has put the brakes on a plan to convert the Scajaquada Expressway into a lower-speed boulevard after receiving public comments that were overwhelmingly in opposition.

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A little bit of grease, a little bit of love, and bikes are reborn for kids

(From The Buffalo News) GObike Buffalo’s community workshop on Colvin Avenue recently turned into Santa’s workshop, with bicycle mechanics and volunteers transforming donated two-wheelers into gifts worthy to be set under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Stay in your lane! Neighborhood warns drivers to share road with bikes.

Fillmore Forward is taking steps to improve bicycle safety in their neighborhood.

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Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor

Several cities face pressure to tear down the 1960s-era mega-roads and reinstate pedestrian-friendly streets. Jane Jacobs told you so!

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Ashford talks ways to better town with Complete Streets

GObike’s Justin Booth met with Town of Ashford officials to discuss improving roadway safety through Complete Streets

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Another Voice: Scajaquada Plan Protects the Legacy of Robert Moses

GObike Executive Director Justin Booth calls on the State to support a plan for the Scajaquada Expressway that honors the legacies of Olmsted and Buffalo’s original planners, not that of Robert Moses.

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The Tour de Farms in Buffalo Is the Coolest Bike Ride You’ll Do All Year

It’s one of the most Portland things we’ve seen outside of Portland, and it’s just one example of how New York State’s second city is evolving.

GObike News

Temporary Bike Lanes “Pop-Up” on Fillmore Avenue

Community, city and GObike team up to install Buffalo’s first pop-up bike lanes in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

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Slow Roll Buffalo to launch third season May 1

Slow Roll Buffalo will launch its third season on Monday with a ride to and from Niagara Square.

Spokefolk

Jim Jones, Town of Tonawanda Engineer

Our cyclist of the month is Jim Jones, Engineer for Town of Tonawanda and complete streets advocate. This month’s submission is by Rebecca Riley, fellow cyclist and author of Imaginomix, a blog about economics, diversity, creativity, and bikes.

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Buffalo Police are Collecting Bikes to Give Away

Buffalo Police are on the lookout for some gently used bicycles so they can give them a new purpose.

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After-school Program Trains Next Generation of Buffalo Bicyclists

The young girl peered through the window into the school courtyard and saw that the rain had stopped. “Can we ride our bikes outside?” she asked. “Yes,” said Jonathan Piret, her instructor, “but if you ride outside you can’t ride inside anymore because the …

In The News

Reddy,’ Set, Go! Bike Sharing Begins Second Year

Reddy Bikeshare began its second year of operation Monday, with 200 bike rentals coming to 35 locations around the city by Wednesday.

In The News

Anxious about Biking to the Medical Campus? Call the Bike Sherpa

If you have anxiety about riding your bicycle to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the Bike Sherpa might be what the doctor ordered.

Spokefolk

Eric Schmarder, Senior City Traffic Engineer of City of Buffalo

Eric Schmarder, Senior City Traffic Engineer for the City of Buffalo, wasn’t always hip with bike lanes. But Schmarder’s perspective—along with that of the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s office—has changed significantly since 2008.

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Cyclist Spotlight – Chris Hawley

I’m a city planner, local history aficionado, and man about town. My ride is a 1968 Raleigh three-speed. — In 2008, Buffalo became the first city in New York State to adopt a complete streets policy, and Mayor Byron Brown has faithfully implemented this policy with the addition of …

Spokefolk

George Johnson and the East Side Bike Club

Our September Cyclist(s) of the month are George Johnson and the East Side Bike Club. Since April 2016, the East Side Bike Club has met every Saturday at noon at the head of Martin Luther King, Jr. in MLK park for leisurely-paced rides around the city.

GObike News

Support the Removal of the Main Street Medians

There is a crusade underway, to right a major wrong dome to Main Street. Back in 2012, just as Complete Streets was coming into play, The City tore up Main Street between the University District and Humboldt Parkway. When the streets were finished, we were left with outdated concrete planter …