201 Ellicott will maximize connectivity as a Mobility Hub, encouraging walkability, bicycling, use of nearby public transit, and shared vehicles.
The site has a Walk Score of 87--Very Walkable, with most errands able to be accomplished on foot, as well as a Bike Score of 78--Very Bikeable, for most trips. Ample indoor bicycle storage and a repair station will be provided for the development’s residents, while outdoor bicycle racks will also be available.
Proximity to public transportation is recognized with a Transit Score of 70--Excellent Transit, that is convenient for most trips. It is a quick walk to both the Lafayette Square Station and Church Street Station for the Light Rail Rapid Transit (“LRRT”) Line which travels along Main Street. The development is also within a few blocks of 8 bus stops and adjacent to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Bus Terminal, a hub supporting local, regional, and national bus transportation by carriers such as Coach USA, Greyhound and Megabus.
The western edge of the site is on Ellicott Street, a significant arterial threading the historic Cold Springs neighborhood to the burgeoning Medical Campus to Buffalo’s invigorated downtown. The eastern edge is defined by Oak Street, which connects to New York State Route 33, the Interstate 190 and other major thoroughfares. Furthermore, the site is less than four miles from the Peace Bridge, an international bridge connecting the United States and Canada.
201 Ellicott will include options for both car-sharing and ride-sharing. Zipcar, a leading on-demand car-sharing network, will be located at the site as a community amenity based on market demands. For added convenience, a pick-up and drop-off for ride sharing services is also planned. Additionally, the site is within a 5 minute walk of several commercial parking lots and garages.