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November 17, 2017

Bicycle Safety 101

How well do you know New York State bicycle law? Review the rules of the road and learn how to protect yourself and others with these bicycle safety tips.

November 2, 2017

NYBC Reacts to NYC Bike Path Tragedy, Calls for Better Protections for Vulnerable Road Users

Following the tragic events of Oct. 31 that resulted in the deaths of eight people and injured 11 others on a NYC bike path, the New York Bicycling Coalition has issued the following statement.

October 3, 2017

Justin Booth Honored With 2017 Livable Community Award

GObike Executive Director Justin Booth has been named 2017 Activist of the Year!

September 27, 2017

H2B Toolkit: A New Resource for Reimagining Our Highways

In cities across the country, more and more people are calling for the elimination of urban highways, or for their conversion into urban boulevards. Now, advocates have a new resource in the H2B Toolkit!

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

October 23, 2017

Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor

Several cities face pressure to tear down the 1960s-era mega-roads and reinstate pedestrian-friendly streets. Jane Jacobs told you so!

October 13, 2017

Ashford talks ways to better town with Complete Streets

GObike's Justin Booth met with Town of Ashford officials to discuss improving roadway safety through Complete Streets

September 23, 2017

Another Voice: Scajaquada Plan Protects the Legacy of Robert Moses

GObike Executive Director Justin Booth calls on the State to support a plan for the Scajaquada Expressway that honors the legacies of Olmsted and Buffalo's original planners, not that of Robert Moses.

September 5, 2017

The Tour de Farms in Buffalo Is the Coolest Bike Ride You'll Do All Year

It's one of the most Portland things we've seen outside of Portland, and it's just one example of how New York State's second city is evolving.