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Central Oakland, Polish Hill get first bike lanes. Park Place, Squirrel Hill connections made

bouquetBike lanes on S Bouquet St in Central Oakland.

The City of Pittsburgh installed bike lanes on S Bouquet St, in Central Oakland – a first for the student-rich neighborhood and University district.  Be on the lookout for some sharrows that are to be installed on many more of this neighborhood’s streets, helping students find their way around, and reminding motorists that bikes are welcome on the streets.

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Bike lanes on Brereton St in Polish Hill

The stripes are down on Brereton St in Polish Hill, leading directly to West Penn Park and Recreation Center.  The public pool at the top is the prize, after climbing this neighborhood’s first bike infrastructure.  The project, part of the neighborhood’s community plan, will include sharrows along the 28th St bridge and Dobson St, making for a clearly marked connection between the sharrows on Penn Ave in the Strip District to the bike route on Melwood Ave, that takes you to/from North Oakland.
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Braddock Ave, from Meade St to Forbes. Bicycle markings to be added soon.

The City also connected the sharrows on Meade St to the bike lanes on Forbes Ave, along Braddock Ave. These lanes will take you directly to one of the entrances to Frick Park.

Also in the works are some small connections.  Be on the lookout for an extension of the Beacon St bike lanes to the Beechwood Blvd bike lanes, as well as some key signage to make the transition from Liberty Ave to Penn Ave, via 32nd St, clearer.


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One Response to “Central Oakland, Polish Hill get first bike lanes. Park Place, Squirrel Hill connections made”

  1. [...] lanes and shared lane markings, including the first “green bike lane” in Bloomfield, the first bike lanes in the Central Oakland and Polish Hill neighborhoods. This brings the citywide grand total to 59 miles of bike lanes/sharrows (29.5/29.5 [...]

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