The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) has teamed up with GObike Buffalo to study and implement alternative and enhanced two-wheel transportation options for campus employees. The two organizations have worked in tandem with one another over the last decade. Now they have reached a formal agreement to address issues that range from bike infrastructure to amenities.
Essentially, GObike Buffalo will play a significant role in studying the current transportation dynamics that play out on the campus. The results will be presented to the BNMC, which will then implement strategies to improve conditions that will lead to enhanced daily ridership and commutes.
According to William Smith, Director of Access and Planning for BNMC, “As the Medical Campus continues to grow, it is critical to educate our community on alternatives modes of transportation that are more cost effective, better for our environment and that address parking challenges in a dense, urban environment. GObike has a proven track record of supporting alternative modes of transportation including transit, carpooling and walking, as well as biking. We believe that this unique partnership can be a model for other companies seeking to promote alternative modes of commuting, as well as those interested in the overall health and wellbeing of their employees.”
Justin Booth, Executive Director of GObike Buffalo added, “We know that employers can play a significant role in encouraging their employees to consider leaving the one-person, one car model of commuting behind. We are delighted to work more closely with the BNMC to help educate and motivate Medical Campus employees to consider alternative means to get to work that will benefit their health, the environment and to help to ease transportation and parking congestion on campus.”
Photos: GObike Buffalo. Past campus enhancements include bike racks and bike storage containers