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Meeting to focus on new bike paths in Buffalo

Posted at 8:12 AM, Dec 04, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-29 08:02:52-05

City leaders and GObike Buffalo plan to host a public meeting to form new bike paths in the City of Buffalo.

This will be the second public meeting of the Citywide Bicycle Facility Master Plan.

Organizers want to create new paths, bike lanes, cycle tracks and neighborhood greenways throughout the Queen City. The goal is to encourage bicycling throughout Buffalo.

In a statement, Mayor Byron Brown said "As our city continues to transform, with over $5 billion in new economic development activity underway, we continue to invest in lifestyle amenities, like bicycling."

"The intent of the second meeting is to bring the community together to provide the consultant team more detailed input to determine key roadways to form a city-wide bicycle network; aspirational treatments on identified networks to make the roadways safe; and which roadways should be prioritized," said Justin Booth, the Executive Director of GObike Buffalo.

The public meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dig Buffalo on Ellicott Street.