Bike sharing to start in Niagara Falls this summer
Reddy Bikeshare, which has offered shared bicycles in Buffalo since 2016, will expand into Niagara Falls this summer.
The city will schedule meetings to hear suggestions on where bike stations should be located.
Prices haven’t been determined, but Falls residents will be eligible for discounted annual memberships, White said. Members from Buffalo and Niagara Falls may access bikes in either city.
Reddy works in partnership with Independent Health. The program will be operated by Shared Mobility, a not-for-profit organization.
The Niagara Falls City Council adopted a bike-friendly streets policy in January 2018. Last fall, GObike Buffalo received an $82,615 grant from Oath, formerly Yahoo, to implement the policy.
Good Samaritans who witnessed a car accident in Chautauqua County on Wednesday helped authorities make an arrest of a 74-yearold Cassadaga man accused of driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene, according to New York State Police.
Troopers arrested Howard Roberts for DWI and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. They said Roberts was driving north on Route 60 in Gerry when he crossed into the southbound lane. A vehicle pulling a trailer in that lane attempted to evade Roberts’ car but could not avoid a collision, troopers said.
Following the collision, Roberts turned around, fled the scene and drove south on Route 60, according to troopers. They said he was “followed by good Samaritans that witnessed the accident.” Roberts’ car became disabled in a parking lot and soon after officials said that troopers, Chautauqua County EMS and the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department arrived.
Roberts was placed under arrest after it was determined that he was intoxicated, troopers said, before being transported to UPMC Hospital in Jamestown. After he was released from the hospital, Roberts was processed at the Jamestown State Police station, issued tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Gerry Court in April.
The driver of the other vehicle was also treated at UPMC Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Reading and discussion group seeks participants
A Reading & Discussion Program on James Baldwin’s America will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 19 to April 30.
The goal of the program is to “make time for thinking deeply about a single idea from a variety of perspectives, allowing texts to become catalysts for civic engagement, cultural understanding and personal reflection.” Hosting are Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center and C.S.1 Curatorial Projects, with Canisius philosophy professor Heron Simmons-Price serving as facilitator.
The program, which is funded by Humanities New York, emerged from Nick Cave Plenty: A Citywide Celebration of Buffalo. Meetings will be held in different locations that will be announced.
To confirm participation, email Elayna Ridley at nickcave[email protected]