GObike News

May 12, 2019

SkyRide Rider Information: Packet Pick-Up, the Ride, and the Afterparty

Thanks for joining us on the SkyRide! You're set to ride your bike where few others have biked before, and support our efforts to connect and empower communities through active mobility options, trails and greenways, and complete streets in Western New York. The …

May 8, 2019

Independent Health Announces Plans to Give Away 1,000 SkyRide Tickets to Buffalo Public School Students

Today, on National Bike to School Day, Independent Health announced its sponsorship of 1,000 free tickets for Buffalo Public School students and their families to participate in SkyRide 2019, GObike Buffalo’s annual event and fundraiser that brings thousands of cyclists on a 10- to …

April 26, 2019

Syracuse's Urban Highway Removal Steams Ahead

If Syracuse can do it, so can Buffalo! Plans to remove I-81, a divisive 1960s-era elevated highway similar to the Kensington and Scajaquada expressways, continue to move forward with New York State recently identifying the community street grid option as their preferred design …

April 24, 2019

Governor Cuomo Announces $30.1 Million in Funding to Support Transportation Enhancements in Western NY

Part of $144.6 Million Investment to Enhance Access for Bicyclists and Pedestrians, and Improve Air Quality Statewide—Supports State's "Health Across All Policies" Initiative  

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 …