Plan to join us on May 17, 2019 which is also National Bike to Work Day!
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!
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.
In the event of poor weather conditions, ride leaders may use discretion in choosing to lead rides from their posted locations.
|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)
Check in at one of our Energizer Stations, open from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.:
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.
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!
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:
Your Local Public Transit Provider
NFTA (Buffalo and Western New York)