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Bike share program launches in newly bike-friendly Pittsburgh

Bike share program launches in newly bike-friendly Pittsburgh

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Historically car-centric Pittsburgh is becoming cyclist-friendly. The city’s bike share program launched its Healthy Ride program on May 31, stocking stations with public-use bikes that will reach and connect 11 of the city’s neighborhoods to encourage exercise, and to reduce both traffic and pollution. While the launch didn’t go quite as smoothly as possible (some […]

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On the impact of complete streets

On the impact of complete streets

| April 13, 2015

Following a recent report hailing the benefits of “complete streets,” two projects that embrace the concept are garnering attention — and even applause. Miami, Florida’s Department of Transportation just approved the city’s plan to revamp Biscayne Boulevard, expanding pedestrian and biking areas and limiting vehicle lanes, while Normal, Illinois’ project, which reworked its neighborhood with […]

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Transportation roundup 12/2/14

Transportation roundup 12/2/14

| December 2, 2014

Let’s dig in! Next City quotes Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto on his city’s transportation: “It isn’t the way it was in 1970… Not everyone’s dream is to have their own car and use it to get to work.” Pittsburgh is adding five miles of protected bike lanes as part of his plan to kickstart its core. The Hill […]

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