City Wants Your Help Developing Pittsburgh’s New Bike Plan

The new plan will be the first for the city since 1999

Joe DeStio
October 16, 2018 - 4:56 pm
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is creating a new Pittsburgh Bike Plan.

Kristin Saunders, Principal Transportation Planner for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure tells the KDKA Radio Afternoon News, “This is actually our second bike plan, the first plan was completed in 1999, so it’s about twenty years old and we have finished most of these projects.”

“So the reason for a new bike plan is to establish those policies and procedures that will result in a safe and comfortable bike network city-wide.”

Saunders adds that they have an online wiki map where Pittsburgh residences can go and suggest safe bike routes for their neighborhoods.

The City is making suggestions to better improve bike lanes but they really want input and suggestions from people who participate in the meetings and visit the online map.

Saunders says, “As a City, bike ridership is growing and not everyone has access to a personal vehicle and we want to provide safe ways for those people to get around Pittsburgh.”

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure plans to publish a draft over the winter and spring and then publish the final plan in the summer.

Listen to the full interview with Kristin Saunders below.

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