GO Bike Buffalo has had another successful biking season.
Through its Pop-up Complete Streets Program, it worked with municipalities to support the painting of 133 crosswalks in 13 communities in the region, with the support of 20 community groups.
The nonprofit organization also implemented its first hardscape curb bump-outs using Lockport-based Rubberform’s recycled plastic wheel stops in Lackawanna and refreshed crosswalks in Niagara Falls in celebration of that city’s new Complete Streets Policy.
More than 2,000 people visited the GObike community workshop at 98 Colvin Ave., to learn how to fix their bikes and learn new skills. The group also recycled 625 bicycles back into the community through the workshop, its recycle-a-bicycle classes at 11 schools and churches, and other events.
Thanks to the support of Independent Health and donations from supporters, it was able to offer free bike repair at 12 events and locations throughout the region, including the Buffalo and Erie County Library, Friends of Night People and Project Connect Niagara.
GO Bike hosted 45 Slow Roll events, including the first-ever Pride Ride as part of Buffalo Pride Week, brought a bike stampede to the furthest location yet – Jamestown – and will close the season at 6 p.m. Monday at Community Beer Works on Seventh Street, on the West Side. Learn more at gobikebuffalo.org.