Downtown Bike Lanes Complete the Great Allegheny Passage

Updates to Downtown streets make the commute for cyclists easier.
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Cyclists can now ride the 150-mile-long Great Allegheny Passage from Point State Park to Cumberland, Maryland.

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The latest addition is a two-way, half-mile bike path (marked by yellow dots) that begins on the corner of Stanwix Street and Third Avenue, runs to the corner of Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street, and ends at Commonwealth Place and Penn Avenue. It’s about a half mile in length. It connects the existing bicycle lanes from the GAP trail to Point State Park.

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Updates include enhanced signs and pavement markings. Finishing touches will be completed in November. Users should follow the temporary instructional signage until these installations are complete.

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure worked with PennDOT, BikePGH, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Friends of the Riverfront to complete the project.

“The Downtown bicycle project is another critical link in a complete network,” says department Director Karina Ricks. “These new bike facilities give the people of our city the opportunity to safely access major employment and cultural areas with the affordable, sustainable and enjoyable mode of travel by bicycle.”

The project cost $758,746 and was funded with taxes. The bike lanes will benefit the estimated 1,100 people who commute by bike and tourists and visitors.

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