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EVENT: Join Mayor Ravenstahl and BikePGH to launch new citywide bike rack program, Thurs 10.28.09

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One of the first installations of our Three Rivers Bike Racks, outside of Coca Cafe in Lawrenceville.  Photo by Flickr user edcabic

Last minute notice!

Join us in front of Enrico Biscotti Co in the Strip District to launch the City’s new bike rack program and install the first of 200 new bike racks.

Bike Pittsburgh secured funding to fabricate 100 bike racks to be installed in front of small businesses.  Mayor Ravenstahl, in his Taking Care of Business Districts program, has matched our racks with 100 more, to be placed in our City’s business districts.

The exciting thing about this program (aside from 200 additional bike racks), is the creation of a bike rack request form.  Small businesses (or other businesses located in business districts) can submit a request for a rack, and the City will come out, assess the location to make sure it complies with right-of-way and ADA standards, and install one.  Note: We’ll have more details on this program tomorrow.

As any cyclist knows, it is often difficult to find a secure place to lock throughout the city.  These 200 racks will significantly increase the on-street parking spaces.

Meet at:

Thursday, October 29 at 10am

Enrico Biscotti Co.

2022 Penn Ave in the Strip District

Funding made possible through the Richard King Mellon Foundation and William Benter Foundation (for the BikePGH donated racks).


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3 Responses to “EVENT: Join Mayor Ravenstahl and BikePGH to launch new citywide bike rack program, Thurs 10.28.09”

  1. ieverhart says:

    Maybe while we’ve got the mayor there since these are going up in “business districts” someone can ask him about that definition, to see where exactly riding on the sidewalk is prohibited. My understanding is that we don’t have a really robust definition of that in the city.

  2. erok says:

    hmm. well, the thing is, that is designated more by the state in the vehicle code.

    business districts are pretty straight forward, but it’s up to police and judges to interpret it.

    you should email steve patchan about it too, he’s done some research

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