Buffalo Play Streets

Greenspace and Outdoor Activities

Buffalo was selected as one of several cities across the U.S. to create Play Streets–open streets events closing streets to cars and opening them to people to walk, bike, skate and participate in a range of healthy, fun physical activities–particularly in areas with limited access to greenspace and outdoor activities. GObike hosted the event in partnership with Blue Cross Shield.

Opening streets to people for fun and fitness

In 2013, GObike was awarded a grant to be part of the national Play Streets program. Several events were held on the first Sunday of the month, attracting hundreds of participants with activities like Zumba, hula-hooping, bike repair, breakdancing lessons, healthy food, and a rock climbing wall.