Buffalo bike infrastructure could be getting an enormous enhance.
An upcoming digital assembly will spell out the probabilities, as talks bubble up about deliberate upgrades to Delaware Avenue, between Forest Avenue and North Road.
A number of years in the past we noticed bike lanes added to Delaware Avenue (south of North Road), downtown. However as anybody who has ever ventured by bike on different sections of Delaware Avenue, significantly between Forest and North, it’s very sketchy. Trying to bike that route by bike is akin to taking one’s life in his or her personal palms. That’s why we seldom see cyclists on that stretch of roadway, which is unlucky as a result of it’s an essential connector between, say, Delaware Park and Allentown.
If this infrastructure challenge is finished proper, it may rework this historic stretch of Delaware Avenue right into a a lot safer route for joggers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Presently, it’s merely a roadway for vehicles to get from level A to level B.
I’ve mentioned the significance of this COVID-19 downtime in different posts, with hopes of seeing extra bike pleasant infrastructure being deliberate and constructed. As folks want to get outdoors extra, whereas getting wholesome on the similar time, and avoiding crowded locations, these kinds of urbanist facilities are key to the way forward for town’s progress and sustainability.
As increasingly individuals are looking for out cities which have bountiful parks, safely interconnected by bike-ped routes, we should start to push these kinds of tasks additional and additional.
Anybody seeking to be a part of the digital informational assembly on Wednesday, September 9, from 5:30pm to six:30pm can go to this Webex link. Assembly quantity (entry code): 129 248 6738
Or name 844-531-0749.