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Pittsburgh offers free parking to bike commuters during construction

Bob Bauder
| Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 2:21 p.m.

Construction work will limit the availability of parking on Saline Street in Greenfield, but Pittsburgh will offer an alternative free place to park in nearby Junction Hollow for commuters who bicycle to work, the Mayor Bill Peduto's office said Tuesday.

Bicyclists will be permitted to park vehicles at a soccer field on Boundary Street in Junction Hollow while the city builds a protected bike lane on Saline.

Work on the bike lane is expected to begin this week and last two weeks. It would connect to the Eliza Furnace Trail, which runs near Saline, and links to the 24-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail, which has segments on both banks of Pittsburgh's three rivers.

The project includes adding dedicated all-day parking spots for bike commuters in a lot at the trail. Currently, parking in the lot is restricted to three hours.

The city is also building protected bike lanes in Schenley Park and on Penn Avenue, Downtown, in preparation for the international Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference in mid-September.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-765-2312 or bbauder@tribweb.com.

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