Buffalo State welcomes bicyclists!
Bicycling is one of the most sustainable forms of transportation, and one of the healthiest. It is a convenient, effective and worthwhile alternative to bringing a car to campus.
How Can Buffalo State Become a More Bike-Friendly Campus?
Please Complete a Survey.
Currently Buffalo State is undertaking an initiative* aimed at enhancing bicycling conditions and promoting bicycling on the campus. Staff from the offices of facilities planning and environmental health and safety, along with the Parking and Transportation Committee, are working with a consultant team – a group of national experts in developing bicycle-related policy, infrastructure and program recommendations for colleges and universities.
The college has contracted with Alta Planning + Design to conduct a transportation assessment focused on bicycling, and to develop a bicycling master plan for the campus. The master plan will provide a comprehensive vision, recommendations and a work plan for enhancing bicycling conditions at Buffalo State. Wendel Companies and GObike Buffalo will assist Alta in executing these tasks and implementing selected strategies and improvements.
The planning team is in the process of analyzing existing conditions and preferences and wants to hear what works and what doesn't work for current bike commuters, students living on campus, and those who are interested in bicycling to and within the campus, but don't. For the latter group especially, what would make you more open to bicycling? How can we make the campus a more bike-friendly environment? In order for the team to obtain meaningful feedback, a survey has been created thal all are encouraged to complete.
Whether you bike or not, your responses to the survey questions will provide valuable data to the planning team and will help formulate the final recommendations due out during summer 2014.
* This environmental benefit project is being undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action taken by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation related to Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law. The enforcement action relates to power plant emissions in 1997 and 1998 that were found to exceed the acceptable threshold.
Currently Buffalo State provides bicycle parking racks interspersed throughout the campus (locations noted below), accommodating more than 200 cyclists at a time:
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Resources for Bicyclists
The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) provides this community-wide cycling route guide, in online and print formats.
GO Bike Buffalo provides a wealth of resources for local bicyclists, including community workshops, advocacy opportunities, and a "survival guide" for commuting by bike.
Please ride responsibly. SafeNY provides information about following the rules of the road and practicing bicycle safety.