The Tool Library is teaming up with GOBike Buffalo to bring tactical urbanism to Bailey Avenue! What is tactical urbanism you ask?
Tactical Urbanism is all about action. This approach refers to a city, organizational, and/or citizen-led approach to neighborhood building using short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions to catalyze long-term change. Tactical Urbanism projects share common goal of using low-cost materials to experiment with and gather input on potential street design changes. Over the past decade Tactical Urbanism has become an international movement, bringing about a profound shift in how communities think about project development and delivery.
GOBike has already been working with neighborhoods to bring temporary crosswalks, bump-outs, and bike lanes to streets around the City. Building on the momentum of last year’s Bailey Fights Blight murals at the intersection of East Amherst Street and Bailey Avenue, GOBike is looking to bring some short term fixes to this area with a goal encouraging longer term investments to make this intersection safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Improvements will include new crosswalk striping as well as painted bump-outs. Paint colors for the bump-outs will mirror the colors used in “The Dreamer” and “The Protector” murals completed last summer by local artists Edreys Wajed, Nick Miller, and Chris Kameck
Help GOBike learn more about this intersection and what sort of additional improvements can be make by filling out their survey.