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Port Authority Announces Community Input Meetings For Possible Bus Rapid Transit

An example of a bus lane / bike lane combo on Madison St in Chicago

Can bus lanes and bike lanes coexist?

A series of community meetings will be held the week of April 23, 2012 to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on potential alternate alignments for the proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system connecting Downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland, and other eastern neighborhoods.

The following meetings have been scheduled:

  • Hill District: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Hill House Kaufman Center Auditorium, 1825 Centre Avenue, Hill District.
  • Oakland: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Carnegie Mellon University, University Student Center, Rangos Ballroom 3, 5032 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
  • East End: Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, East Liberty Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 116 South Highland Avenue, East Liberty
  • Uptown: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, UPMC Mercy Hospital, 1400 Locust St, Sr. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, 2nd Fl., Bldg D. Free Parking in Mercy Garage. Ticket will be validated. Free bicycle parking is also located in the garage.

Each meeting will consist of a brief presentation on bus rapid transit and the project corridor, followed by an opportunity to review and comment on potential bus rapid transit alignments for each neighborhood area.

We fully support the expansion of transit. In Pittsburgh, Bus Rapid Transit hasn’t accommodated bikes, and has actually created less places for people on bikes to safely ride.  We feel that the expansion of the BRT is an opportunity to make sure that all forms of transportation are accommodated in a new street redesign.

Click here for more information on Chicago’s Madison St bike lane / bus lane


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