Bike Month Rolls On…

May is Bike Month, and it has been an active one in Buffalo.

Mayor Brown announced the installation of 110 new bike racks and last week celebrated bike to work day. The city has also seen a successful bike to school day, the launching of a bicycle ferry to the outer harbor and merchants throughout town continue to host bike breakfast events.

These event are a big part of educating the public and encouraging more people to get on their bikes and give it a try.

bike to schoolAnother huge part of promoting bicycling in a community is having the right infrastructure that supports people on bikes, whether they are winter-hardened commuters or weekend ice-cream riders.

To that end, this Thursday, May 21st, the City of Buffalo will be rolling out a bicycle master plan to guide citywide infrastructure investment for years to come.

Much progress has been made in the last five years, but some of it has been pieced together.  Give the City credit for making opportunistic changes along with major street reconstructions and standard repaving (see: Delaware, Linwood, Fillmore, Broadway, South Park…), but this plan will set a predictable course for building a complete network of streets and trails friendly to people on bikes, no matter their skill level.

Check out the project website to learn more about the progress made on the plan to date and be sure to come out to the Central Library Auditorium on Thursday from 6-7:30 PM to support biking in Buffalo!

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