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New Downtown Bike Connections to Link with Great Allegheny Passage

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 25, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will be installing Phase I of the Downtown Bike Facilities Project the week of September 24, 2018 (weather permitting).

The purpose of the Downtown Bike Facilities Project is to provide a bicycle network to better support recreation, employment, and access to events in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Phase I will include bike facilities connecting the Great Allegheny Passage trail at Smithfield Street through Downtown to Stanwix Street. Bike facilities will include a contraflow bike lane and shared lane markings on 3rd Avenue from Smithfield to Stanwix Streets, shared bus-bike lane markings in bus lanes on Wood and Smithfield streets, and a bus-bike only lane on Fort Pitt Boulevard from Smithfield to Wood street. Phase I installation will be completed by mid-October 2018.

Phase II of the project will begin construction in 2019, and will include a dedicated bike facility on Stanwix Street, Penn Avenue Extension, and Liberty Avenue; connecting Phase I and the existing Penn Avenue bicycle lanes to Point State Park.

Sponsorship for the project is provided by the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Katy Sawyer, Project Manager for the Traffic Division at 412-255-8622.

 

Published

09.25.2018

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