In 2021, GObike Buffalo partnered with the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and Erie County Walkability Action Institute (ECWAI) to identify areas in the City of Buffalo that could most benefit from improved accessibility and walkability for area residents. The team identified the intersection of Parkside and Linden Avenues as their collaborative choice for the demonstration project. Due to sight line issues, the project was expanded to encompass more than the intersection with support from neighbors. Councilmember Feroleto’s office led outreach efforts prior to implementation.

Implemented in Summer 2023, the project resulted in the creation of Western New York’s first “protected intersection,” which uses infrastructure to separate cars and trucks from children and adults walking, rolling, and riding through the intersection. 

The project sought to address the following issues:
  • Improve ADA accessibility by creating ADA-compliant ramps at crosswalks
  • Create an alternative to substandard sidewalks along Parkside Avenue by adding buffered and protected multi-use pathways
  • Narrow and define overly-wide vehicular traffic lanes, added stop bars and crosswalks
  • Install protective barriers on the perimeter and at the intersection for pedestrians and bicyclists 

We would like to hear from neighborhood experts - the Parkside/Linden community members themselves - about your opinions of these roadway changes, and how they have impacted your travel experience through this intersection, by responding to the questions below:

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* 1. Check any that apply to your relationship to the Parkside/Linden intersection:

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* 2. How often are you in the Parkside/Linden neighborhood?