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Trib: Mayor pushes funds for bike improvements

With these funds there could be a new bike lane under this rider in 2013

With these funds there could be a new bike lane under this rider in 2013

Pittsburgh could spend more than $135,000 in public money this year to make the city more attractive to bicyclists.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s office said on Tuesday the money would pay for 10 miles of bike lanes, more bike racks and improvements to riverfront trails. Further specifics were not available.

…what is more exciting is that these funds will be used to save lives and improve the bicycling and pedestrian experience in our city,” said Scott Bricker, executive director of Bike Pittsburgh.

The city already has 50 miles of riverfront bike trails/bike lanes and 500 bike racks.

“We have aggressively worked to make Pittsburgh a world-class, bike-friendly city by providing more bike lanes, more bike racks and more on-street bike corrals,” Ravenstahl said.

Read the full article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also covered the Mayor’s announcement in a brief article.


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