Archive for August, 2006

Another bike lane in Pittsburgh

Anyone who has bicycled in Pittsburgh has probably noticed the glaring lack of bike lanes. It is dangerous and frustrating, especially with the occassional ignorant Pittsburgh driver honking or yelling at bikers to “get out of the road.” Well, at least soon we’ll have one road to ride other than Beechwood Boulevard. The City has agreed to add lines and signage to Liberty Ave in Bloomfield to create a bike route. Why now? According to this Post-Gazette article, high gas prices are driving an “explosion” in bicycle commuting. Also the bicycle community seems to be an increasingly effective lobby. The choice of bike lane locations is coming from Bike Pittsburgh.

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