GObike News

February 28, 2020

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!

January 21, 2020

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 …

January 21, 2020

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 …

January 10, 2020

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 …

January 7, 2020

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 …

December 20, 2019

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 …

December 16, 2019

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.   

December 16, 2019

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.

December 6, 2019

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.

November 21, 2019

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.