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PG: South Pittsburgh districts left out in bike share project

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Scott Bricker, Bike Pittsburgh executive director, left, and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced plans for Pittsburgh’s first bike-share system.
By Moriah Balingit / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If you want to know about bike infrastructure in the southern parts of Pittsburgh, ask Michael Munz.

When the weather’s right, the 35-year-old will ride his bike from his home in Beechview to his office Downtown, taking the congested West Liberty Avenue for a stretch of the ride. It’s a journey that he acknowledges can be harrowing, particularly on the way home.

“It’s dangerous,” he said. “There are cars that think that West Liberty Avenue is the Autobahn. … People are flying through there.”

The neighborhoods in the southern and southwestern parts of the city — Mount Washington, the West End and the South Hills — still lack the kind of cycling infrastructure that has sprouted up in other parts of the city.

Read the full article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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