Green Your Commute

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Green Your Commute and Bike to Work Day

Join Us on May 17, 2019

Plan to join us on May 17, 2019 which is also National Bike to Work Day!

How You Can Participate

Walk, bike, take public transit, car pool, drive an electric vehicle, or use another form of sustainable transportation (not driving alone in a gasoline-powered vehicle) to work. While on your commute, and in a safe manner, take a selfie and post it to social media to let everyone know about your awesome green commute!

New for 2019 – Ride Leaders

Have you wanted to participate in Green Your Commute and Bike to Work Day in the past but weren’t quite confident enough to navigate the streets on your own? No sweat, this year your colleagues have your back! Members of the UB Bicycling Committee have volunteered to serve as Ride Leaders to guide you from several different areas surrounding the campus to our Energizer Stations on the day of the event.

Ride Leaders' Starting Points

In the event of poor weather conditions, ride leaders may use discretion in choosing to lead rides from their posted locations.

Find a Ride Leader
Starting Point Campus Destination Start Time* End Time* Path Type
Leader Notes
Hanna's Frosty Treats at Colvin and Taunton, Buffalo Flint Loop Energizer Station 7:30 8:15 Streets Sean Brodfuehrer  
Kenney Field Veteran's Memorial at Brightion and Colvin, Tonawanda Main Circle Energizer Station 7:30 8:00 Bike path and streets Don Erb Call 716-645-5619 for more information. Find Don - he will be wearing red
Kenney Field Veteran's Memorial at Brighton and Colvin, Tonawanda JSMBS Energizer Station 6:00 7:00 Bike path and streets Jason Crosby Find Jason - he will be wearing UB-branded gear
NOCO at Millersport and Dodge in Amherst, with second stop at Getzfille Fire Station at Heim and N. Forest Flint Loop Energizer Station 7:30 8:00 Bike path and streets Lt. Scott Bixby Find Lt. Bixby - he will be wearing a UBPD Bike Patrol uniform
UB South Campus Main Circle near bike racks Flint Loop Energizer Station 8:00 8:40 Streets Janice Cochran

Find Janice - she will be wearing an orange safety vest.

Arrive 5 min. early for overview of route (in blue) 

*All times are AM and are estimated.

Energizer Stations

Check in at one of our Energizer Stations, open from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.:

  • South Campus — Main Circle
  • North Campus — Founders Plaza
  • Downtown Campus — 854 Ellicott Street at the parking garage entrance; partnering with BNMC and Reddy Bike to provide free breakfast for all participants

Follow Along on Social Media

Snapchat

Watch the ubuffalo Snapchat takeover hosted by sudent assistants with the Office of Sustainability or send your story of your unbelievable commute (good or bad) to be shared with others at the GYC celebration. 

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Twitter

Follow along on Twitter @ubparking.

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How to Green Your Commute

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Take public transit
  • Carpool
  • Drive an electric or zero emission vehicle
  • Any self-powered method of travel that is not driving alone in a gas-powered vehicle

Why Green Your Commute

Transportation represents the largest source of New York State's greenhouse gas emissions and also the largest part of most New Yorker's personal carbon footprint as well. This is why it is critically important that we all lower our emissions from transportation so that we can meet our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals (a 40% reduction by 2030 and 80% by 2050). Plus, you may discover that a more sustainable commute is both relaxing and enjoyable! 

More Resources on How to Green Your Commute

There are many resources available to help you find a more sustainable way to commute. Here are just a few:

Google Maps - Go to Google Maps and click on "get directions". You can enter your start and end points and the mode of transportation you want to use and it will tell you the easiest way to get to work via walking/biking/public transportation.

511 NY Transit Trip Planner - You can use the Transit Trip Planner at 511ny.org to plan your trip using public transit or find others who are going in the same direction as you to carpool with, using 511NYRideshare.

Bike NY - Find bike routes with DOT's Bike NY interactive map.

Bike Share Systems

Buffalo – Bikeshare at UB and Reddy Bike Share

Learn more about electric vehicles - Use the links below to learn more about driving an electric vehicle:

NYSERDA Drive Clean Rebate

ChargeNY

Your Local Public Transit Provider

NFTA (Buffalo and Western New York)

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