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Getting Here

Directions

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is located in downtown Buffalo, NY, and is bordered by East North Street to Goodell Street, and Main Street to Michigan Avenue. Take a look at the BNMC Map and find your destination.

From Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway):

Exit at Goodell Street. The campus will be on your right.

From I-190 North/I-190 South:

Exit at Elm Street and proceed to Goodell Street. The campus will be straight ahead.
(Elm Street ends at Goodell Street. You must turn left.)

From the Skyway:

Take the first exit to I-190 South and exit immediately at Elm Street. Follow above directions.

From Canada:

Take Peace Bridge Plaza to I-190 South. Make left onto Porter Avenue and follow circle to North Street down to Main Street.

Public Transportation

The NFTA comes directly to the campus via the Allen/Medical Campus Metro Station and several bus routes. Visit NFTA for details.

Public Parking

Public parking is available – both on-street and off-street – throughout the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Below is a summary of current parking options.

Off-Street Parking

Type Location Rate
Parking Ramp 880 Ellicott Street (between Goodrich and North) $1 per 30 minutes / $7 max
Surface Lot High Street (between Main and Ellicott) $1 per 30 minutes / $7 max
Surface Lot High Street (Entrance on Ellicott between Carlton and High) $1 daily (with BMG validation)$6 daily (no validation)
Surface Lot 589 Ellicott Street (across from the Innovation Center) $1 per 30 minutes / $7 max

Click here for more information.

On-Street Parking

There is Pay & Display and metered parking available throughout the Medical Campus:

Type Location Rate
Meter Ellicott Street $0.25 per 15 mins., 2 hour max – quarters only
Pay & Display High Street $0.25 per 15 mins., 2 hour max
Meter Carlton Street $0.25 per 15 mins., 2 hour max – quarters only
Meter Goodrich Street $0.25 per 15 mins., 2 hour max – quarters only
Pay & Display Elm Street $0.25 per 15 mins., 4 hour max – coins, credit cards
Pay & Display Virginia Street (in front of Buffalo Life Sciences Complex) $0.25 per 15 mins., 4 hour max – quarters only
Meter Goodrich Street $0.25 per 15 mins., 2 hour max – quarters only

If you have an appointment with a specific doctor or facility, please check with them directly for the best possible option.

Employee Transportation

PARKING

Monthly rates in several parking lots are available for employees on the BNMC. For more information, contact Jennifer Steckelberg by phone at 716.218.7351 or by e-mail at jsteckelberg@allproparking.com.

GO BNMC

Driving alone to work and incurring costs that come with owning a vehicle is not the only option for employees who work on the BNMC to get to work. GO BNMC is an easy way to save money and wear and tear on your car. As a GO BNMC member, you have access to membership discounts, specialized route generators, a community of other members, and you get the opportunity to win gift cards and prizes.

For information about carpooling, car-sharing, bike riding, walking, and the Metro Rail and Bus as alternative methods of transportation, visit gobnmc.org and become a member! Start getting rewarded for your smart commuting choices and help to create a more sustainable environment today.

Buffalo CarShare

Need a car? Use ours! Buffalo CarShare (BCS) offers the peace of mind of having access to a car for emergency, personal or work-related trips without having to drive alone to work every day.

How does it work?

Once you become a CarShare member, you simply reserve the vehicle for when you need it, use an electronic key to get into it, and then drive the car as if you own it. When you no longer need the car, you simply return it to the same place you picked it up from and the car becomes available to the member with the next reservation.

Where are the cars located? There are three vehicles within walking distance of the Medical Campus:

  • Allen-Medical Campus NFTA Station – Washington St. Parking Lot (behind the station)
  • Virginia Place – across from Mothers Restaurant
  • Quaker Bonnet Eatery – Allen Street across from Towne Restaurant

Click here for a map of the locations. For more information, please visit buffalocarshare.org or call 716.898.0850.

GO Bike Buffalo

GO Bike Buffalo works to create healthy, environmentally sustainable, community friendly transportation in the Greater Buffalo Region. Visit gobikebuffalo.org for more information.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

There are 21 electric vehicle charging stations across the BNMC, installed through a partnership BNMC, AAA Western and Central New York, National Grid, Clean Communities of Western NY, NYSERDA, the Global Energy Institute, and the US Department of Energy.

These stations are located in the Innovation Center parking lot (589 Ellicott Street), the Ellicott Goodrich Garage (across from Buffalo General Medical Center and the Gates Vascular Institute), in the new employee garage at Michigan Avenue and Goodrich Street, and in the right of way along Ellicott Street across from the Innovation Center (will be operational when the street goes two-way next year).

For Electric Vehicle owners interested in utilizing BNMC’s new Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network please contact us at 716.854.BNMC (2662) to learn more or download our FAQ sheet. Initially, use of the EVSE will be provided at no cost to the public in an effort to foster increased use of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.  The grant funds for this effort were a part of a $30 million dollar award through NYSERDA and five of the US DOE Clean Cities Organizations in NYS.

UB Shuttle

The University at Buffalo’s (UB) Downtown Circulator Shuttle (Blue Line) provides transportation among the BNMC institutions and UB’s South Campus. Anyone with a UB ID or an ID badge from one of the BNMC institutions can ride the shuttle.

Stops include:

  • Allen/Medical Campus NFTA station
  • NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
  • Buffalo General Medical Center
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Educational Opportunity Center

Visit UB Parking and Transportation Services for an up-to-date shuttle schedule.