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PG: Pittsburgh’s proposed bike-sharing program moves forward

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Preliminary vote passes, official vote set for next week

 

Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval to a bill to advance plans for Pittsburgh Bike Share, but amended the legislation to give council members the ability to approve future bike stations.

The bill, which amends a public works ordinance to define a bike station and would have allowed the city to enter a maintenance and operations agreement with the nonprofit Pittsburgh Bike Share, is essential for the project to move forward.

Councilwomen Theresa Kail-Smith and Natalia Rudiak, who represent communities in South Hills, the West End and Mount Washington, both abstained. They protested that the project cut their districts out as none of the 50 proposed bike stations were in their districts.

Read the full story in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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One Response to “PG: Pittsburgh’s proposed bike-sharing program moves forward”

  1. [...] Also, when the feds or state allocate transportation money to the region, one of SPC’s roles is to figure out the process for allocating that money regionally by setting up an application process, for instance. The priorities of the commission help determine the ease or availability of that funding for different projects. For example, these processes helped  “complete the fleet”  of bike racks on Port Authority buses, build the Hot Metal Bridge, as well as provide a significant amount of the funds for the forthcoming Bike Share program. [...]

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