PRESS RELEASES

City Receives Over $113,000 to Invest in Electric Bikes for Police Bicycle Unit

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 25, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh has received a $113,702 grant from the United States Department of Justice Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Bicycle Unit.  

The Police Bicycle Unit will use the funding to purchase electric bikes for police officers to assist with the rigorous demands of bicycle patrols and the city's topography. The Bicycle Unit is part of the bureau’s overall community policing strategy as bicycle officers have enhanced mobility within densely populated districts, high visibility and accessibility to the public.  

Legislation to accept the grant funding was submitted to City Council yesterday. 

Published

08.25.2021

Contacts

Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-579-8534
molly.onufer@pittsburghpa.gov