Bailey Avenue Corridor Improvements Study: Utilizing New Mobility and Next Generation Complete Streets to Revitalize a Corridor in Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, New York’s Bailey Avenue corridor extends for 7.5 miles across a variety of places, including dense residential neighborhoods, a major university and veterans hospital, manufacturing and other industries, and a food terminal with rail line connections. Like many corridors in “Rust Belt” cities, Bailey Avenue has experienced commercial decline, areas of disinvestment and vacancy, and aging and overbuilt infrastructure. Sections of the corridor can be unsafe for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Some parts are congested at peak travel times, which causes delays for all users—including public transit buses. And while this is one of the highest ridership, highest frequency Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority-Metro bus routes in the region, buses often experience delays at peak times, and transit enhancements are needed—including those that address first-last mile connections
We are seeking an innovative consultant team to help identify a set of transportation and land use investment recommendations for long-term, holistic approaches to improving the corridor in terms of economic and community development, safety, workforce access and overall mobility. These recommendations should utilize emerging technology and new mobility options—even if not yet necessarily “proven” or fully tested—and should address new types of funding and new forms of governance. The final product will help stakeholders and decision makers identify the best alternatives for implementation.
The full RFP is available at https://www.gbnrtc.org/announcements/bailey-avenue-corridor-improvements-study-rfp-is-available. Proposals are due March 29, 2019.