Warning Issued About Traveling Alone on Bike Paths

Release Date: November 16, 2006

With the establishment of a link between a recent homicide involving the wife of a UB faculty member on a bike path in Clarence and a series of attacks on women in the region more than a decade ago, including one on the bike path near the North Campus in 1990, members of the university community are again reminded that they should not travel alone on the Ellicott Creek bicycle path near the North Campus or on other Western New York pathways.

There is always safety in numbers. If you intend to walk, jog or bicycle on a bicycle path or in other areas, please do so with a friend.

And please stay alert, keeping in mind your safety and that of others. Contact UB Police (645-2222) or Amherst Police (911) if you observe anything suspicious or of concern while on the paths.

Campus community members are encouraged to contact Public Safety (645-2222 or www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/public-safety/) for crime prevention information and the student-run Anti-Rape Task Force (829-3322) for safety van and walking escort services, as well as educational programs.

Media Contact Information

John DellaContrada
Vice President for University Communications
Tel: 716-645-4601 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
dellacon@buffalo.edu
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