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.

Healthy Streets Initiative

Niagara Falls Healthy Streets Initiative

In 2022, GObike and the City of Niagara Falls will kick off community engagement and project implementation to improve safety and access to the Niagara Gorge.

Niagara Falls, NY Spring 2022
Healthy Streets Initiative

Parkside Avenue & Linden Avenue Walkability Improvement

Addressing the existing lack of ADA accessibility and excessively wide pavement radii at the intersection to provide safer continuous passage for pedestrians to the adjacent intersections of Depew Avenue and Crescent Avenue and the substandard sidewalks along Parkside Avenue as in passes underneath the Beltway-Subdivision railroad bridge.

North Buffalo 2022-2023
Healthy Streets Initiative

Town of Allegany School Trail Study

Town of Allegany, GObike team up to win Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Design & Access funding administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to support a study for potential trail connections with school, community.

Town of Allegany 2022-2023
Healthy Streets Initiative

Forest Avenue Healthy Streets Initiative

The City of Buffalo continues to make efforts to improve safe access for pedestrians and bicycles consistent with the regional plan. As construction is nearly complete on Niagara Street for protected bicycle lanes as part of the Empire State Trail, additional investments are planned on Elmwood and Delaware Avenues. However, a gap in planning and investment exists along Forest Avenue to connect all of these new facilities.  

Buffalo, NY April 2022

Lancaster Heritage Trail Extension

   

May is Bike Month in Buffalo!

Bike Month is here! Check back here for all of the happenings in May.

Buffalo May 2022
Healthy Streets Initiative

West Village Traffic Calming Project – 2022 Design Options

Funding has been provided to GObike to design and implement a temporary traffic calming project for the neighborhood to address people using drugs in their vehicles, parking illegally, driving at high speeds, and disregarding stop signs. The project started the week of September 13, 2021 and our staff placed flyers on vehicles to help notify in advance and encourage people to volunteer.

Buffalo, NY September 2021

East Side Trails Project

We propose to facilitate a robust public engagement process to guide development of a plan for the first greenway infrastructure on Buffalo’s East Side. This project will connect residents and neighborhoods to the existing, funded and planned system of trails, greenways and on-street bicycle facilities in Buffalo and beyond. In particular, we intend to engage residents in a conversation around development of the highest priority off-road corridors from the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council’s Regional Bicycle Master Plan — the Northeast Greenway Initiative and Scajaquada Creek Trail Extension — to ensure that community needs are understood and prioritized in these projects, and to build support for sustainable trail stewardship programs.

Buffalo, NY 2022

Developing Our Transit Future

GObike and LISC have partnered to develop a coalition of committed citizens to support equitable transit oriented development in the Buffalo region. This effort is funded by sub-contract through WSP as part of the NFTA’s Comprehensive Transit-Oriented Development Planning Project.   

Buffalo, NY 2022
Infrastructure Planning

Proposed Road Diet on Eggert Road

GObike is supporting a resident-driven request for a road diet on Eggert Road in the towns of Tonawanda and Amherst. Fed up with fast speeds and unsafe conditions for people walking, a resident approached the municipalities with a plan to reduce the number of travel lanes on Eggert Road between Hendricks Boulevard and Crosby Boulevard. The GBNRTC is currently conducting an analysis to understand the impacts of the road diet.

Tonawanda, NY October 2020 to Present
Infrastructure Planning

Buffalo Bike Master Plan Update

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 projects, policies, and programs. Planning, implementation, and maintenance of roadway, public works, and transit projects will include improvements to accommodate bicyclists of all abilities. A well-connected bicycle infrastructure network will improve safety, the environment, public health, and quality of life for residents, visitors, and businesses. A bicycle-friendly Buffalo will be a more affordable, economically competitive, and sustainable city.

Buffalo, NY 2014 to January 2016

Buffalo’s High Injury Network Map

Big Reveal: Buffalo’s High-Injury Network Map – Roads for the city to immediately prioritize to improve safety.

City of Buffalo
Pop-Up Infrastructure

Ridge Road Pop-Up Protected Bike Lane

Working with the City of Lackawanna, GObike is building a 1.4-mile temporary two-way protected bicycle lane on the north side of Ridge Road between the new Erie County Industrial Heritage Trail along Fuhrmann Boulevard to Electric Avenue connecting to Nason Parkway.  Through this pop-up pilot project, expected to be in place for one to two years, the City of Lackawanna hopes to determine the effectiveness of installing a two-way protected bicycle lane to improve the safety, health, connectivity, economic vibrancy and quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

Lackawanna, NY September 2020
Infrastructure Planning

City of Buffalo Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board

GObike chairs the Buffalo Common Council’s 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
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, State Senator Sean Ryan, Councilmember 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...

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