The second phase of work, which would proceed after the borough converts abandoned railroad tracks into an extension of the Panhandle Trail, would add a second entrance from West Main Street and include 80 bike rack spaces.
Ms. Egler said the existing parking lot has “really high demand” now. The authority expects that adding spaces in the garage will increase busway ridership and the borough thinks more visitors will use the facility to visit the borough’s business district and to take advantage of access to the trail when it is finished.
That’s just OK news of the Panhandle trail extended a couple miles ending in the middle of nowhere in Carnegie,but it would be great news if they could extend the trail a little further into Pittsburgh to hit another trail,(3 rivers heritage trail). The same could be said of the North shore trail that ends in the middle of nowhere.If that trail could be extended past Alcosan to hit Sewickley/Coraopolis to get on the Montour trail that would great!!
Let’s get from downtown Carnegie to the Panhandle Trail first. Getting from Carnegie towards Pittsburgh will have to be a totally different project, totally different players, such as Port Authority, to run something along the West Busway, but even then we’re only getting down to the Berry Street Tunnel.
One thing at a time. I’d fight more to get a direct, rideable path across the main street there via an overhead structure. That should be on anyone’s short list.