Buffalo, NY Regional Bikeways Implementation Plan

Buffalo is a city still served by its eighteenth century radial street pattern designed by the brother of famed architect Pierre L’Enfant. The city enjoys the legacy of Frederick Law Olmstead through his landscaped city parks and connecting tree-lined boulevards built in the late 1800s. Today, Buffalo is revitalizing its downtown business district and core residential neighborhoods. Building upon the regional transit system, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Committee (NFTC) is now linking the City’s residential neighborhoods with both the central business district and suburban retail and office developments. A central part of this regional redevelopment effort is the implementation of the Regional Bikeways Master Plan. The primary feature of the Plan is the NFTC’s use of the technologically-advanced Bicycle Level of Service Model for prioritizing its bike routes. Landis Evans + Partners, formerly Sprinkle Consulting, was the technical lead of the quantitative system analysis, they supervised the data collection and compilation, and performed the network evaluation.