GObike News

April 19, 2019

GObike Partners with Ciminelli to Create Downtown Mobility Hub

It’s about time that Downtown Buffalo embraced development that prioritizes people over parking. With free Metro Rail, frequent bus service, a growing network of bike lanes, and improvements to the pedestrian realm, enhancing access to Downtown hinges on multi-modal transportation options and …

April 17, 2019

Wintermission Survey

Last month, Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Division of Citizen Services announced the launch of Wintermission. This is a joint initiative by Toronto-based organization 8 80 Cities, the City of Buffalo, The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, and GOBike Buffalo to reduce social isolation and …

April 8, 2019

Slow Roll Buffalo Releases Season Schedule 

With a Monday night party at the Broadway Market, Slow Roll Buffalo, a program of GObike Buffalo and presented by Independent Health, released its 2019 schedule of more than 40 free and inclusive community bike rides beginning Monday, May 6th, at Hostel Buffalo-Niagara in downtown Buffalo. 

April 3, 2019

Kensington and Scajaquada Expressways are Freeways Without a Future

Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), an international expert dedicated to making cities more walkable, today released a semi-annual report that urges redesigning or replacing Buffalo’s Kensington (Rt. 33) and Scajaquada (Rt. 198) Expressways.  Freeways Without Futures profiles urban …

March 29, 2019

Pedestrian Deaths at 30-Year High

"Amos was a good person. He was really kindhearted." Walking between traffic cones and the curb of a five-lane highway, Harris had been out after dark, searching for his nephew, when he crossed Riverview Road at a blinking light. "He came down and crossed here and was hit." His body was thrown 100 …

March 21, 2019

GObike Works with Businesses to Transform Transportation 

For decades, Buffalo has been known as a 20-minute driving city with free-flowing expressways and ample parking. However, speed and ease for vehicles has come at high costs, both to individuals and to our regional outlook. The average annual cost of owning and using a sedan in 2018 was $8,800, more …

March 15, 2019

Support Carry-On Bicycle Service for Amtrak Trains

“Carry-On Bicycle Service” allows bicyclists to carry on to and then store their bicycle in the passenger car of a train without boxing, bagging, or disassembling it.

March 15, 2019

Downtown Parking Access Plan—Not Accessible For All?

Last month, we interviewed Jalonda Hill, founder of Colored Girls Bike Too, a group seeking to normalize biking among women of color in marginalized communities. Jalonda outlined many points in her interview on existing transportation inequities and barriers to travel in communities of color, …

March 12, 2019

Enforceable Speed Limits Near Buffalo Schools on the Horizon

Buffalo's City Council is considering creating a law to reduce the speed limit around Buffalo City schools for a quarter mile around each of the roughly 100 public, charter, private and parochial schools in Buffalo. 

March 11, 2019

Buffalo Wintermission Events and Survey

Dread winter? Love the cold? Whether you hibernate or celebrate, the City of Buffalo wants to hear from you!