Scott Bricker, Bike Pittsburgh executive director, left, and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced plans for Pittsburgh’s first bike-share system.
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.
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