City adds bike racks to Downtown retail areas


A map of the 68 new bike racks that were installed Downtown representing nearly 140 bike parking spaces

Hundreds of bike parking spaces added to Downtown Pittsburgh

Over the weekend, the City’s Department of Public Works and City Planning installed about 70 more bike racks on downtown streets, concentrating in the retail areas.  Since the Pittsburgh Parking Authority began upgrading their payment system with the kiosks, parking meters have been disappearing neighborhood by neighborhood.  Meters act as de facto bike racks, so in order to make sure businesses still have secure parking spots for their bike riding customers, the City has been installing extra bike racks in these areas. Downtown is the latest neighborhood to receive these additional racks, with South Craig St due for installation in the near future.

This phase didn’t include the Cultural District because there is a separate plan to install some public art bike racks in the near future.

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