Post-Gazette: Work starts on Mon Wharf bike, hike trail

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of the more conspicuous missing links in the nearly completed Pittsburgh-to-Washington, D.C., bike trail will start to materialize on Monday.

Construction will begin on a 2,017-foot bike and pedestrian promenade at the Monongahela Wharf, Downtown. It is the first of three phases that ultimately will connect Point State Park with trails to Oakland, the South Side and points far beyond.

Some parking spaces will be lost starting Monday, but “this is for the betterment of the city and the waterfront,” said Anthony Boule of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.

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