The vision for the Buffalo Bicycle Master Plan Update is to make Buffalo a world-class bicycling community. The update provides a blueprint for the expansion of Buffalo’s existing bicycle network, and outlines steps to implement it in a phased approach. The recommended network of bike facilities will serve to further Buffalo’s focus on improving the city’s livability by making bicycling a safe, viable and attractive mode of transportation.
Alta worked with the City of Buffalo, and local advocacy organization, GObike Buffalo to update of the City’s Bicycle Facilities Master Plan. Alta’s efforts included GIS-based equity mapping analysis, a review of existing and currently-planned bikeways, development of a revised city-wide bike facilities map, recommended designs for the 10 prioritized bikeway corridors, new guidelines for bike parking and an implementation strategy for prioritized projects. Helping inform the recommendations was a robust public engagement process where the team will host public meetings and workshops in all corners of Buffalo. Supplementing the direct outreach was a project website, online surveys and crowd-sourcing tools so the public was able to give Alta direct, geographic-based comments in real time.