Better Bikeways plan connects city, riverfront trails

By September 20, 2013Blog

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013Bike Pittsburgh announced a new Better Bikeways Vision Plan for the city, focusing on six proposed bikeway corridors that would improve safety, comfort and commuting for cyclists of all ages.

Scott Bricker, Bike Pittsburgh Executive Director, unveiled details of the vision plan during the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Pittsburgh Summit focusing on solutions to make Pittsburgh more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. The vision plan reveals new renderings of proposed separated bike lanes and street improvements while also expanding on several existing or ongoing community planning studies, such as the Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard Plan. The Green Boulevard Plan, completed earlier this year, was a partnership study of a 6.5-mile stretch of the Allegheny River corridor conducted by Riverlife, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, City of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny Valley Railroad to determine future transportation, development and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Also unveiled as part of Bike Pittsburgh’s Better Bikeways Vision Plan were concepts for the Golden Triangle and River to River bikeways, which would create new downtown connections to Three Rivers Park and the existing riverfront trail network.

Read more and watch the Better Bikeways Vision Plan video at Bike Pittsburgh’s website.

Images from Bike Pittsburgh