Since 2010, GObike Buffalo has worked to bring back the social street in the City of Buffalo. Our initiatives provide education and advocacy for rebuilding out streets and infrastructure to support community health, boost local economy, reduce air pollution and environmental impacts caused by unsustainable and inefficient transportation, provide opportunities and access to jobs, and reconnect our city.

Advocacy

Better Streets, Better Buffalo

A resident-driven demand for safer streets.

Buffalo, NY 2019 to Present
Advocacy

Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day is celebrated nationally the first Wednesday of each May, with students, parents, caretakers, teachers and school staff riding bikes to school in the morning. GObike has been participating in Buffalo in various ways throughout the years since the first National Bike to School Day in 2012.

Buffalo, NY 2012 to Present
Advocacy

Buffalo’s Complete Streets Campaign

GObike Buffalo has been the leading force behind Buffalo’s Complete Streets movement, which began in 2008. This project has included policy advocacy, the formation of a complete streets committee, and a complete streets community outreach campaign.

Buffalo, NY 2008 to Present
Infrastructure Planning

Niagara Falls Bicycle Master Plan

GObike Niagara is an initiative led by the City of Niagara Falls, Empire State Development, and GObike Buffalo to develop a City of Niagara Falls Bicycle Master Plan. The plan will be integrated into the recently adopted comprehensive Complete Streets policy for the City of Niagara Falls. The complete streets policy, approved by Niagara Falls City Council in January 2018, outlines a commitment to improving bicycle and pedestrian friendliness in the City through consistent public realm design standards.

Niagara Falls, NY December 2018 to Present
Advocacy

Slow Roll Buffalo

Slow Roll Buffalo is a free and inclusive Monday night bike ride that is open to all ages and skill levels. From 2014 to 2019, GObike provided fiscal sponsorship and program support for Slow Roll Buffalo, allowing the event to operate as a program of GObike. In 2020, Slow Roll Buffalo management transferred to non-profit volunteers at Wheel B. Herd.

Bufalo. NY 2014 to 2019
Commute Planning

GO Buffalo Niagara Commuter Program

The GO Buffalo Niagara Commuter Program is committed to providing you with better transportation options beyond driving alone. Go Buffalo Niagara is a key program of GObike that works to reduce the number of cars on the road and the problems they cause, including pollution, crashes, and valuable resources lost to parking. We are sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation and we serve commuters, residents, employers, businesses, developers, schools, and other institutions across Erie and Niagara Counties.

Buffalo, NY 2016 to Present
Infrastructure Planning

City of Buffalo Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board

GObike chairs the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, which provides recommendations to the city on the implementation of plans, policy, and projects to ensure safe travel for all roadways users is considered.

Buffalo, NY 2006 to Present
Education

Recycle-A-Bicycle

Recycle-A-Bicycle is an educational program for children of all ages that encourages hands-on problem-solving skills; understanding of working with tools; and identification of bicycle parts, mechanics, and functionality. Most importantly, problem-solving skills learned through building a bike will be carried beyond the classroom and into their entire lives.

Buffalo, NY 2008 to Present
Education

Community Workshop

The GObike Community Workshop is a space for people of all ages and abilities to learn bike repair skills and purchase low cost refurbished bicycles. Supported by our members, and made possible through bicycle donations from the community, the workshop has played an important role in carrying out the mission of our organization for over 15 years.

Buffalo, NY 2005 to Current
Infrastructure Planning

Grant Street Streetscape Design Study

Located on Buffalo’s vibrant west side, Grant Street provides a critical economic and social anchor for many nearby communities. With the support and guidance of the City of Buffalo, Assembly Member Sean Ryan, Council Member David Rivera, the NFTA, and many other Grant Street institutions and organizations, business owners and residents, GObike is embarking on a process to plan for a streetscape that reflects the current and future needs and aspirations of a street, a neighborhood, and a city with a bright and promising future.

Buffalo, New York October 2018 to Present
Infrastructure Planning

Southern Tier Trail Feasibility Study

GObike has hired Alta Planning & Design to conduct a feasibility study for constructing an 80-mile multi-use trail in and adjacent to the Buffalo-Pittsburgh rail corridor between the City of Buffalo and the Town of Hinsdale.

Buffalo to Hinsdale, NY 2020
Advocacy

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 a...

Advocacy

From 2008 to 2018, GObike Buffalo and Massachusetts Avenue Project hosted Tour de Farms, an annual ride to urban and rural farms, farm markets, and local food distributors. Highl...

Pop-Up Infrastructure

Pop-up complete streets projects are temporary street treatments that provide community members and decision-makers with a tangible visualization of how walking, bicycling, and pu...

Pop-Up Infrastructure

Pop-up complete streets projects are temporary street treatments that provide community members and decision-makers with a tangible visualization of how walking, bicycling, and pu...

Pop-Up Infrastructure

Pop-up complete streets projects are temporary street treatments that provide community members and decision-makers with a tangible visualization of how walking, bicycling, and pu...

Infrastructure Planning

Completed in 2016, the Buffalo Bicycle Master Plan laid a framework for future investments in safe complete streets. Bicyclists’ needs will be integrated into the City’s projec...

6 Results