More bike racks coming to Downtown
Pittsburgh has begun to install 50 additional bike racks in Downtown, the mayor's office announced Tuesday.
The city plans to put more bike racks in business districts in an effort to improve access to cyclists and spur economic activity, the mayor's office said. To date, more than 150 racks have been installed in other neighborhoods, such as South Side and Bloomfield, bringing the total number of city-installed racks to more than 500.
Installation of the racks began Tuesday and should be completed by the month's end, the city said. They cost approximately $100 each and will continue to be installed across the city in neighborhoods such as Lawrenceville and Squirrel Hill.
Downtown will get even more racks if the demand exists, the mayor's office said.
Related work includes the recent installation of the city's first green bike lane on Liberty Avenue, paid for with a $23,000 grant from Bikes Belong. The lane is painted green in an effort to increase its visibility and safety.
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