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February 16, 2018

GBNRTC Preparing to Release Our Region's New Metropolitan Transportation Plan

What will our regional transit system look like 30 years from now? The Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) is currently preparing our new Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Moving Forward 2050. The plan, which addresses transportation on all levels, aims to …

February 1, 2018

Niagara Falls City Council Votes to Adopt Complete Streets Policy

On Wednesday, January 31, the Niagara Falls City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets policy. We are very excited to see their process, which began early in 2017, lead to this resolution. The policy will guide improvements in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, …

January 31, 2018

Friends Launch GoFundMe to Help Local Cyclist on the Road to Recovery

Last summer, an avid local cyclist was struck and critically injured by a truck while on a holiday group ride. Now, his friends have launched a campaign to replace his bicycle and help him return to riding

January 8, 2018

Listening to Community Response, NYSDOT Hits "Reset" on Scajaquada Plan

Following an overwhelming community response to plans for the Scajaquada/Route 198 re-design, the New York State Department of Transportation has pulled its Environmental Impact Statement and will go back to the drawing board to develop a better solution for the roadway. 

Cyclist-of-the-month

April 20, 2017

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. 

February 1, 2017

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.

January 20, 2017

Cyclist Spotlight ā€“ Chris Hawley

Iā€™m a city planner, local history aficionado, and man about town. My ride is a 1968 Raleigh three-speed. ā€” 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 …

September 14, 2016

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.

In-The-News

January 10, 2018

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.

January 9, 2018

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.

January 8, 2018

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.

December 16, 2017

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.