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.
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