By Bobby Kerlik
Pittsburgh Mayor-elect Bill Peduto has big ideas for remaking the city’s transportation network and hopes commuters will soon have increased access to bike lanes, express bus service, trains and eventually an expanded light rail network.
But first, he has his sights set on traffic Downtown and in Oakland.
Scott Bricker, executive director of Bike Pittsburgh, said Peduto has been supportive of bike racks, the bike-sharing program and bike paths in the city. Bricker said the city needs to dedicate money to build bike lanes that have physical barriers from cars.
“We’re really hopeful with the Peduto administration. I think he gets what we’re advocating,” Bricker said. “The budget is where you see what any mayor’s priorities are. I’m optimistic.”