City of Pittsburgh unveils newest connection of Pittsburgh Bicycle Network

The city of Pittsburgh unveiled the newest connection of the Pittsburgh Bicycle Network on Monday.

Pittsburgh city officials said about 1,000 bicyclists use the bike lanes downtown everyday and the new part of the project will help riders get around safely.

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For the co-founder of BikePGH, Scott Bricker, his dream is now reality.

He said, “It’s really been a dream for decades to connect the Great Allegheny Passage and our trail system all the way to the point and I’m so proud of this moment.”

The two way dedicated bike track begins at the intersection of Third Avenue and Stanwix Street, runs north to the intersection of Stanwix Street and Penn Avenue and connects to Point State Park.

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto said: “What we are celebrating today are one of the biggest gaps that we had, the ability to get off the trail and get all the way to Point State Park without being in traffic.”

Peduto said the purpose of the GAP to the point project is to increase safety for all Pittsburghers.

He said, “We look at the central part of our downtown, the region that is the business center of our entire region and we look at it in a way to make it more accessible for everyone.”

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure said finishing touches will be completed in November, such as traffic signal updates, electrical work and signage.


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