PG: Pittsburgh moving ahead with plans for bike-only lanes in Downtown

bikelanebig-pngBy Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The city will go ahead with a plan to convert a section of Penn Avenue in Downtown and the Cultural District to bicycle-only lanes.

Although a formal announcement has not been scheduled, the city notified the Port Authority to proceed with bus schedule changes that are needed to accommodate the project.

Two bike lanes, one in each direction, will occupy the eastbound side of Penn Avenue, replacing the existing traffic lane from Stanwix Street to 11th Street. Eastbound vehicles would be rerouted to Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Liberty Avenue, which are parallel to Penn. Westbound traffic and on-street parking would not change.

The plan, described as in its conceptual stage, was outlined recently at a Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership-sponsored meeting with business interests, bicyclists and others.

Read the full article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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