Meet our team of dedicated cyclists who work to make the Western New York region accessible to everyone, every way.
Justin Booth, MPH
Justin Booth, MPH
As the founder and Executive Director of GObike I have been fortunate to turn a hobby into a job. I love to bicycle—whether it’s for errands, enjoyment, or long excursions to exercise. Only when you’re on two wheels do you get to see the rich diversity of all the people and small intricate details of our buildings and places, which make our city unique.
I serve as GObike's deputy director, a role that blends my love for infrastructure and desire to empower individuals in pursuit of shared values. Commuting by bike has changed my life, leading me to new opportunities, relationships, and perspectives. I'm lucky to work with GObike's talented team in pursuit of a more mobile and sustainable Buffalo.
Manager of our Community Workshop, I love it when I have time to observe the goings-on at the shop during a really busy day. There are so many people helping each other, learning together, and getting excited about bikes. It’s like a well-oiled machine that pumps out warm fuzzy feelings for everyone.
I'm so excited to be leading communications at GObike. We're growing an informed and passionate coalition of Western New Yorkers who want to see a safe, accessible, and sustainable transportation network of complete streets that connects communities, not divides them.
Jim is responsible for the engineering of bike infrastructure for GObike's planning initiatives. Recently retired from the Town of Tonawanda where he worked as a licensed civil engineer for 30 years, Jim's tenure included management of many of the town’s planning, engineering, and public works projects totaling in the tens of millions of dollars, including the Tonawanda Rail-to-Trail project.
My favorite part about working for GObike is playing a direct role in making positive change for our region. As a planner, I strongly believe that streets should be designed for everyone to use, not just for cars. Connecting neighborhoods and communities through street infrastructure is a passion of mine, and I'm excited to be able to pursue my passion with GObike.
I ride my bicycle for my mental health, physical activity, friendships, transportation, adventure, and overall well-being. My role as education manager is to teach bicyclists, drivers, youth, and adults how to be safe and confident road users. Everyone has something to learn from or about the bicycle, whether it's how to fix a flat or how to find comfort in the uncomfortable. Bikes are empowering vehicles. When something clicks for someone and you see their face light up with excitement, I know this is where I want to be.
After a 2019 New Year’s resolution to drive less, I discovered the convenience, savings, and joy of using public transit and a bike to get to and from work, errands, and outings. I’ve been known to preach the benefits of sustainable transportation options to friends, family, and the occasional stranger at parties, I now get to do it for a living as the Program Manager for GO Buffalo Niagara, GObike’s transportation demand management program. Through online resources & tools, membership, and other services, we help commuters, employers, and property owners across the region discover and implement sustainable transportation options.
Being car-free for a year, I learned not only how to use bike and transit infrastructure, but also how to utilize my network of family, friends, and neighbors so I wouldn't miss a beat. I'm happy to now be sharing these kinds of resources through the GO Buffalo Niagara program to help businesses, places, and individuals find creative transportation solutions. In a country built for cars, driving solo may be the easiest option, but certainly not the most interesting!
As the operations and communications coordinator at GObike, I help connect the community with the organization. I assess the changes and needs Buffalo has in terms of mobility, infrastructure, and policy. I act as a public face for GObike and work to implement their projects for a better Buffalo. I'm a Buffalo Native and am passionate about public health, riding bikes, and improving access, livability, and economic opportunity for my community.
A lifelong Buffalonian, Steven is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Steven’s passion for public service inspired him to complete a one-year term of service with FEMA Corps with the intent of pursuing a career in disaster relief. That trajectory changed when he fell in love with bicycling. Steven realized that he wanted to share all the personal benefits he experienced through bicycling with his community and in 2015, he began his career as a mechanic, helping people in bike shops across WNY find joy on two wheels.
Serving as GObike's Community Engagement Coordinator is so rewarding because of how much I, a Buffalo transplant, get to learn about this incredible area. With a passion for social justice and equity, I'm excited that I can contribute to GObike's role of connecting and empowering communities through safe, walkable (and bike-able!) streets.