Too many people are being killed or injured on our streets. Many more feel that speeding traffic makes their neighborhoods unsafe. Residents avoid walking, biking, or playing outside for fear of becoming a casualty of streets that don’t support our communities.
Thirty percent of families in our neighborhoods don’t have access to a car. Without streets that support walking, cycling, and taking transit, many remain cut off from jobs, parks, supermarkets, doctors, families, and friends.
For the past 10 years, the City of Buffalo has been incrementally installing facilities to improve pedestrian and bicycle access. However, so much more is needed to reverse 50 years of design decisions and create the thriving city we all envision.