Reddy Bikes adds 11 locations, 40 bikes to Buffalo

Reddy Bikes at Northland Workforce Training Center. August 4, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Photo credit Reddy Bikes at Northland Workforce Training Center. August 4, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Reddy Bikeshare has expanded their bike program to include 40 new bikes at 11 new locations throughout the City of Buffalo.

“Biking is off the charts in Western New York and Reddy Bike use has more than doubled in comparison to this time last year,” Jennifer White, co-owner of the organization, said. “We believe this expansion comes at a crucial time, to provide healthy, safe, and active transportation, recreation, and fitness options to more of Buffalo’s communities.”

Reddy Bikes have expanded again. They’ve added 40 bikes at 11 new locations in the City of Buffalo, primarily in the city’s East Side and West Side. pic.twitter.com/NxaTkG89y1

— WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@NewsRadio930) August 4, 2020

The expansion includes the following sites:

  • Niagara and Jersey at Buffalove Development Company (West Side)
  • Grand and West Ferry (West Side)
  • Bailey Avenue near Amherst Street at Varsity Theater (Kensington-Bailey)
  • Northland Workforce Training Center (East Side)
  • Jefferson Avenue and East Utica at Frank E. Merriweather Jr Library (East Side)
  • High Street at First Centennial Missionary Baptist Church (Fruit Belt)
  • NFTA Amherst Street Station (Main Street, Buffalo Metro Rail)
  • NFTA Summer-Best Station (Main Street, Buffalo Metro Rail)
  • Hertel and Virgil (North Buffalo)
  • Richardson Olmsted Campus (West Side)
  • Fuhrmann Boulevard (Outer Harbor)

While lauding the expansion, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown encouraged biking as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“(Coronavirus) has made a lot of things more difficult in our community, but they say when the going gets tough the tough get going,” Brown said. “I really commend them for making this expansion of bicycling happen in the City of Buffalo.”

Reddy Bikeshare previously told WBEN they are sanitizing bikes twice per week.