Better Streets, Better Buffalo

The Problem

Too many people are being killed or injured on our streets. Many more feel that speeding traffic makes their neighborhoods unsafe. Residents avoid walking, biking, or playing outside for fear of becoming a casualty of streets that don’t support our communities.

Thirty percent of families in our neighborhoods don’t have access to a car. Without streets that support walking, cycling, and taking transit, many remain cut off from jobs, parks, supermarkets, doctors, families, and friends.

For the past 10 years, the City of Buffalo has been incrementally installing facilities to improve pedestrian and bicycle access. However, so much more is needed to reverse 50 years of design decisions and create the thriving city we all envision.

Our Vision: Everyone. Everywhere. Every way.

We envision a  happy, healthy, and connected city where every person is able to get safely and easily where they need and want to go—no matter how they choose to get there. The fear of speeding traffic, and the crashes, injuries, and fatalities, too often caused by streets that don’t properly support our communities, place a huge and inequitable burden on our collective well-being. By coming together to build better streets, we can build a better Buffalo.

 

How Do Define Safer?

Opportunity

Residents can access jobs, parks, supermarkets, doctors, families, and friends safely and easily, no matter how they choose to travel.

Happiness

Residents are free from the worry of traffic violence and are able to enjoy their communities, connect with their families and neighbors, and enjoy all the city has to offer.

Well-Being
Streets support active and healthy lifestyles that translate to better mental and physical health.

Our Current Initiative

We need more space for people to be outside during the COVID-19 crisis.

Our parks and trails are too full, and our sidewalks too narrow for social distancing. We need to open our streets to create safe public spaces in every community.

Sign Our Pledge

We need more space for people to be outside during the COVID-19 crisis. Our parks and trails are too full, and our sidewalks too narrow for social distancing. I support opening our streets to create safe public spaces in every community.