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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2014 Archives > July 2014 > Public Is Invited To Hear The Proposed Bicycle Facility Master Plan

Public Is Invited To Hear The Proposed Bicycle Facility Master Plan

On Tuesday, July 29th at 6pm in DIG (640 Ellicott Street) the public is invited to join Mayor Byron Brown and GObike Buffalo to launch the update of the City’s Bicycle Facility Master Plan and provide input into making our city more bicycle friendly.


“Investing in bicycling infrastructure is inexpensive yet yields a large return that makes our streets safe and builds a quality of life that adds to the economic strength of our city” said Mayor Brown.


The League of American Bicyclists evaluated the 2012 US Census data and placed Buffalo 14th in US cities with the most bicycle commuters, 6th fastest growing US city for bicycle commuting, 9th most popular city for bicycling in the Eastern US, 5th top bicycle commuting share for US cities with populations between 200,000 and 300,000, and 3rd most popular in “coldest cities” and the 6th most popular in “snowiest cities” in the League’s top cities that “Brave the Elements” category.


“This is an exciting opportunity to engage people across the city building upon our existing momentum,” said Justin Booth, Executive Director of GObike Buffalo, “making cycling safer, more attractive, and fun will create vibrant and in-demand communities while generating a new buzz of possibility for revitalization and reinvention.”


In collaboration with GObike Buffalo, the City of Buffalo aims to develop a master plan for new paths, bike lanes, cycle tracks and neighborhood greenways that connect throughout the entire city. For this effort, a planning team led by nationally-recognized bike planning firm Alta Planning + Design was retained.

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