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The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning will host four city-wide Bike Plan Open Houses in July to kick-off the public process of updating the existing Bike Plan which was created in 1999. Of course, much has changed since then, including the hiring of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, the addition of protected bike lanes, the opportunity to use high-tech bike shares, and a trail that connects Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. Now, you have the opportunity to help shape the future of biking in Pittsburgh!

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The meetings will provide opportunities for learning about the internal city process, funding and project selection, as well as the chance for you to provide your feedback with multiple aspects of the plan. The Department of City Planning wants to know what you think about:

  • Proposed bike project locations
  • Funding priorities
  • Street design
  • Bikes and buses
  • Education
  • Future Healthy Ride Stations

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Attend one of these four meetings and help determine the future of bicycling in our city:

July 14, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
South Side Market House
1 Bedford Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

July 18, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Manchester Citizen’s Corp.
1319 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

July 19, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Jewish Community Center
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

July 25, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pittsburgh Bike Share
3328 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

A flyer for these meetings can be downloaded here.

Additionally, you may also be interested in attending tomorrow evening’s Complete Streets Policy Launch and Public Comment Period. This is a city-wide public meeting to share information and gather input on the proposed new policy to make Pittsburgh’s streets more accommodating for walkers, bikers, public transit users, and drivers alike.

Complete Streets Policy Launch and Public Comment Period
When: Thursday, July 7, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: South Side Market House, 1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
More Info: You can find out more information on the City’s Complete Streets Policy here.