In the City of Buffalo, the Niagara Street Gateway project is a rehabilitation of Niagara Street, between S. Elmwood and Porter Avenues. The City's current plans call for the addition of conventional bike lanes to the street, which is a great start. It should do more to propel Buffalo among the most bike friendly cities in the country.
In order to make Niagara Street even more bike friendly, additional features should be incorporated into the design. For example, the City should incorporate design features such as buffered bike lanes, cycle tracks, bike boxes, intersection crossing markings, or bicycle traffic signals. You can learn more about these types of features at the National Association of City Transportation Officials' website (http://nacto.org/cities-for-cycling/design-guide/)
Please sign this petition to help make Buffalo one of the most progressive and bike friendly cities around the country.
- Principal Engineer, City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets
Michael J. Finn
- Project Manager, Bergmann Associates
Kelly M. Thompson
The current plans for Niagara Street appear to call for the addition of conventional bike lanes, which is a great start. But you can do so much more to make it into an example for the rest of the City of Buffalo by incorporating additional bike friendly design features. This will help propel the City of Buffalo into becoming one of the most bike friendly cities in the country.
Please make Niagara Street the most bike friendly street in Buffalo by incorporating additional features into the bike lane design, such as buffered bike lanes, cycle tracks, bike boxes, intersection crossing markings, or bicycle traffic signals.
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