Forbes Sharrows

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bstephens
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I know we’re all busy being soldiers of civil liberty, but who else noticed the new sharrows on Forbes?! There’s also some parking buffer line things as well, but I like! I will now attempt to attach pics to my post:


netviln
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so.. looking at the pics, there are sharrows on the downhill side and a lane on the uphill side?


bstephens
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You know, I’m not totally sure, but I think they got rid of parking on the uphill side so ya it’s a lane. That’s why they build those curbs on the other side for people to park there I guess.


reddan
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Nice! I’ll have to head over and check the paint out in person, after I’m done cowering in my hole and waiting for the collapse of civilization to be over.

Of course, it’s supposed to rain tomorrow, so I guess the sharrows may well have washed away by the time I make it to SqHill.


Lyle
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Looks good. I would have started dashing the bike lane sooner before the intersection with Schenley Drive, to better avoid right hooks. Hopefully, being on a hill, the rain will wash the debris out now that cars are less likely to drive to the right.


chinston
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This is great – I love the elimination of parking on the uphill side. I just rode this last night while trying to get home.


alankhg
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Definitely appreciate the thought, but it’s also exactly parallel to the supremely pleasant Schenley Drive.


erok
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doesn’t mean you can’t use both. there are alot of people on forbes.


Lee
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When I used to bike to north oakland from Squirrel hill I used Forbes a lot, since it is more direct than the road through the golf course. I think they addressed the main problems. Share the lane and keep up with traffic on the way down. Bike lane for the slow ride up the hill.

Next, to do something about the ride over to wightman from where this all ends.

I’ll definitely be sending a thank you to 311 for this.


StuInMcCandless
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Share the lane and keep up with traffic on the way down. Bike lane for the slow ride up the hill.

Not that very many cyclists would tackle Federal St on the NSide between Perrysville and Lafayette, but that street is the exact opposite. The steep uphill is very narrow; the blazingly fast downhill is a lane and a half wide.

I wonder how many others there are like this. Good to know that sanity holds forth in at least one part of town.


Lee
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…and done.


HiddenVariable
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Not that very many cyclists would tackle Federal St on the NSide between Perrysville and Lafayette, but that street is the exact opposite. The steep uphill is very narrow; the blazingly fast downhill is a lane and a half wide.

I wonder how many others there are like this. Good to know that sanity holds forth in at least one part of town.

my girlfriend and i were riding up troy hill (blvd?) in a car just this past week when i noted that i’d ever gone up that hill, but had gone down quite a bit. i also noted that going down i always felt crunched and it seemed like climbing it would be difficult because of how narrow the street was. but that is another road that has it just right, with a barely-one-car lane downhill, and a nearly-two-car lane uphill. if only rialto wasn’t so much fun!


bstephens
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SO yesterday they added bike symbols and more sharrows all the way to Murdoch! It’s so great.


bstephens
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rsprake
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That’s killer.


Mick
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I particularly like the onefrom up by Murdoch – the one withon=ut a bike lane, but with a symbol that says “Hey Beavis! Bicycles belong on the road!”

They should put about a thousand of those on various roads around town.

Mick


chinston
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Oooh – here’s my suggestion for the next batch of sharrows and/or bike lanes: Greenfield Ave.


Lenny
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Greenfield Ave. is a good choice, but an even better one, in my opinion, for the next batch of sharrows and/or bike lanes would be Washington Blvd.I sometimes see cyclists riding up and down this dangerous road and someone is going to get killed.It’s an accident that’s waiting to happen.It’s a main route for cyclists coming or going into the east part of the city,(Squirrel Hill,Shadyside,,Oakland,Point Breeze,and East Liberty).It’s going to be attempted more when/if the trail will be extended up the Allegheny River to Highland Park.Let’s put sharrows on Washington Blvd.


brian j
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Washington Blvd needs something, that’s for sure, at least to connect Highland Park with the Oval.


Lenny
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One more reason Bjanaszek to put a bike lane/sharrows on Washington Blvd!! Thanks.


erok
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Washington Blvd needs something, that’s for sure, at least to connect Highland Park with the Oval.

There is some work being done right now to assess the feasibility/cost. the wheels are in motion

as for the rest of wash blvd. good lord what a mess. personally, i’d like to see a nice bike path along side of it.


mark
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is there any progress being made on a not ridiculous way to get from the end of the jail trail to the park… this in my opinion is the biggest hole in pittsburghs cycling infrastructure… followed closely by the railroad tracks/sandcastle at the end of the south side trail, but i know that story


Lenny
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if your referring to Point State Park imakawik1,they are presently working on this and it should be finished early next year.After that they are suppossed to extend the trail from the point to Highland Park and beyond.


erok
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yeah, that’s a huge project, being spearheaded by Riverlife Taskforce.

here’s an article:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09056/951437-147.stm

and a link: http://www.riverlifetaskforce.org/projects/monwharf/


rsprake
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That’s going to kick ass.


erok
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dmtroyer
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Don’t mean to hijack but when is Highland getting bike lanes?


mark
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i was actually referring to the other end, and schenely park… kind of funny that both ends have the same problem though.


mark
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PS the forbes sharrows are great… i’m prtty psyched about that… its getting to be more a bike lane network now than a random assortment of bike lanes


HiddenVariable
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i was actually referring to the other end, and schenely park… kind of funny that both ends have the same problem though.

do you consider crossing the railroad tracks at the end of junction hollow and going through panther hollow to be ridiculous? or are you looking for access to a different part of the park?


brian j
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do you consider crossing the railroad tracks at the end of junction hollow and going through panther hollow to be ridiculous? or are you looking for access to a different part of the park?

What’s the story with this these days? I’ve noticed that there isn’t a guard in the lot most of the time, and the gate is always open. I see all sorts of folks cutting through the lot to get to Swinburne.

I’m also assuming that crossing the tracks is illegal.

I’m always very tempted to do this on the way home….


HiddenVariable
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i meant the other end. the far end when coming from downtown.


brian j
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Oh, right.

Duh.

I’ve been meaning to ask my question, though…


caitlin
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i love how cyclists always post about this stuff before scott and erok get to. it’s like it should just become a NEW BIKE LANE scavenger hunt from now on


dwillen
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I always imagined a nice little set of switchbacks leading from saline/boundary to bridle trail. Biking up that instead of greenfield ave…


argylepile
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this is on my route, and it is awesome.


erok
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i love how cyclists always post about this stuff before scott and erok get to. it’s like it should just become a NEW BIKE LANE scavenger hunt from now on

HA! honestly we don’t know what day they are going to actually do stuff. It’s actually exciting to see other people find it and get excited enough about it to post


mark
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I definitely consider getting off my bike, illegally crossing a parking lot and two train tracks, and walking down a loose gravel road while still carrying my bike ridiculous.

not saying i don’t do it all the time… but its dumb, unsafe, and illegal


Nate
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“a nice little set of switchbacks leading from saline/boundary to bridle trail”

I think the Parks Department tried to build this a decade ago but it quickly washed out. There’s some evidence of the trail both at the bottom and the top. You can hike it, more or less. I don’t know the whole story.


brian j
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Isn’t the trail for this blocked by jersey barriers, just beyond the last house on Boundary? Or is that some other trail?

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