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GOBike News

November 16, 2018

GObike Buffalo Receives More Than 85 Unclaimed Bikes from NFTA 

GObike Buffalo received more than 85 unclaimed bicycles NFTA-Metro. The donated bicycles will be used for GObike Buffalo’s recycle-a-bicycle classes, an educational program for children of all ages in which students receive a donated bicycle and strip it down, part-by-part, and rebuild it.

November 8, 2018

Taking a Bicycle on an Amtrak Train

Curious about taking your bike on the Amtrak? A recent GObike supporter boarded an Amtrak train from the Buffalo-Depew station, The Lakeshore Limited, and rode it into the heart of New York City, Penn Station. Here's her story. 

November 7, 2018

Lackawanna Shoreline Trail Extension Complete

The Bethlehem Steel portion of the Shoreline Trail Extension officially opened last week, inching cyclists southward on the Shoreline Trail. 

October 23, 2018

AV START Act to Allow More AVs on American Streets

Proposed autonomous vehicle testing legislation will allow more AVs on the street but it may not set strict enough standards to keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe, according to the League of American Bicyclists. 

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 – 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 …

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

September 22, 2018

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.

August 2, 2018

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.

August 1, 2018

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!

July 30, 2018

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.