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Supporting Our City

Convenient parking ramps, lots and standard low rates are the hallmark of Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps (BCAR). But we've got one other benefit no one else can claim. Park your vehicle in a BCAR lot or ramp and you're also supporting the City of Buffalo. 

BCAR is a non-profit entity, formed to manage downtown Buffalo parking facilities. Our goal? To work in partnership with the City of Buffalo to provide safe, affordable, high quality public parking at the most reasonable cost to you, the consumer. 

Read more about how your parking fees are invested back into Buffalo to improve parking lots, ramps, roads and other public needs in the City of Buffalo.


Close To It All

Find the BCAR ramp or lot nearest to your exact destination.

Click on our interactive map shown here using your mouse on a laptop or desktop computer, or touch with your finger on a mobile device. 

We're close to it all, offering convenience and flexibility!


  • Milestones of Science
    March 29
    Categories: Buffalo, library, milestone, science
    Entitled Milestones of Science: Books That Shook the World!, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is proud to offer, in its largest-ever exhibition,  a...
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  • The Sound of Music
    March 29
    THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Buffalo! The belo...
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  • Guitar – The Instrument that Rocked the World
    March 29
    Categories: special exhibit
    For a limited time only, guests are invited to explore the evolution of the single most enduring icon in American history through the powerful lens of science. ...
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  • Shantell Martin: Someday We Can
    March 29
    Using her simple trademark linework—black ink on white surfaces—Shantell Martin transforms everything from walls to found objects, ceramics, toys, sneakers,...
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What's Happening


 Watch for regular news updates about changes underway at our lots, ramps and facilities. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our facilities for you, our valued customers.



Beginning March 28th, both Pearl Street elevators will be taken out of service to begin a $1.343M project to install all new elevator passenger cars, motors and equipment in all four Fernbach Ramp elevators. The Pearl Street side work will conclude in mid-July, when those elevators will be placed back in service. Work will then immediately begin on the Franklin Street elevators. That work should conclude by mid-November 2017. The new equipment will be much more energy efficient and the cars will almost double in speed, from 200 feet per minute to 350 feet per minute. BCAR thanks all of its Fernbach customers for their patience leading up to the beginning of this work which was delayed for a number of reason beyond our control. Funding is being provided by the City of Buffalo.


Construction work will begin the first week of April. This work will impact traffic flow and available spaces for transient parkers. Check here regularly for updates and information. Over $3.6M in renovation work will be completed in the Turner Ramp over the next 18-24 months, including the removal of existing roof material, repairs to the roof concrete deck, installation of a new traffic surface and repairs to the post-tension support system.  


Construction work will begin the first week of April. This work will impact traffic flow and available spaces for transient parkers. Over $3.0M will be invested in the Augspurger Ramp over the next 18-24 months, including the removal of existing roof material, repairs to the concrete roof deck and installation of a new, waterproof roof traffic surface.

Regular updates will be provided as all of this work proceeds.


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Buffalo Niagara Convention Center