Monday, August 11, 2008

Pittsburgh Trying to Make Cycling Safer

Pittsburgh is seeking to make cycling safer and more convenient. A recent article in the Pittburgh Business Times describes some of the measures the city is taking as they prepare to apply for "Bicycle Friendly Community Status" from the League of American Cyclists.

Bicycles parked in Pittsburgh
Photo by BikePGH

"Specific measures include designated and marked bike routes around the city, a volunteer bike registry to help with the recovery of stolen bikes, and reinvestment in the city’s steps and stairways, according to the mayor’s office."

Additionally, Pittsburgh has hired a "bicycle and pedestrian coordinator" whose specific job will be to help implement these changes.

Keep up the good work, Pittsburgh!

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