The REACH Ferry Street Walking Initiative is still in motion after delays from the COVID pandemic. This REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) Project works along the entire Ferry Street Corridor in Buffalo, NY, and uses an empowerment model to engage with local community members to form walking clubs, advocate for Complete Streets Policies, conduct community walkability assessments, and facilitate capacity-building trainings and education workshops to promote community health, well-being, and quality of life.
Since the pandemic hit, the WNY WALKS! Community Advocacy Team CAT) has been meeting on a monthly basis via conference calls and Zoom to stay in the loop on ongoing activities.
The City of Buffalo Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Council has been addressing bike and pedestrian safety via advocacy efforts, support of community action, and overseeing the implementation of our Regional Bike Master Plan from the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council.
Advocacy for a Buffalo-Niagara Pedestrian Master Plan is still in the works; this policy would supplement the Regional Bike Master Plan by putting an emphasis on pedestrian safety.
The Sunset Striders, Hamburg Moves, and Riverside Walkers are on hold for community walks; however, contact us to learn about virtual walking routes and events!
Reflective Walks in the Park are still on! The first Sunday of every month at 10:45 in Delaware Park…learn more here.
Coalition for a Vibrant Seneca Street success in streetscapes, community banners, park signs, and a new mural!