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Bike lanes are for cyclists only

The City of Pittsburgh added bike lanes to parts of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard last August. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

August 27, 2018

Drivers in Pittsburgh should support the development of bike infrastructure in the City, because it will not only make rides safer for cyclists — it will also ensure that bicycles come into less contact with cars, alleviating stress that drivers could face.

Big changes may come to Bigelow

Pitt is trying to create a plan to make Bigelow a safer street for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Madison Hook | For The Pitt News

October 13, 2017

The City of Pittsburgh closed Bigelow Boulevard in 1996 for 29 days. Then-Mayor Tom Murphy said they felt closing Bigelow “would make for ... a more attractive campus.” The trial program didn’t continue after those 29 days. According to city councilman Dan Gilman, “it posed a lot of issues f...

Editorial: Safe roads require more than just bike lanes

The City of Pittsburgh added bike lanes on parts of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard on Aug. 15. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 28, 2017

From the lack of parking in front of the Cathedral, a safer Bigelow Boulevard crosswalk or the freshly painted white and yellow lines — the new bike lanes are pretty hard to miss. The City of Pittsburgh opened the lanes Aug. 15 on portions of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard — a much-needed development as Oakland is the city’s second most-biked neighborhood, after Downtown. The lanes...

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