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Editorial: South Side walker and biker trail project insufficient

Pittsburgh announced it will start construction of a trail system from Oakland through the South Side.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 20, 2019

While these safety measures are an improvement, they shouldn’t be limited to people who only travel through Oakland and the South Side.

Pitt will hold first September ‘Bike to Campus Day’ Wednesday

Pitt will hold its first fall “Bike to Campus” day on Wednesday.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 16, 2019

This year, Pitt’s celebrating cycling in the fall, with the first September “Bike to Campus Day” on Wednesday in the Posvar Pass-Through.

Being biker friendly requires bike lanes

More bike lanes would increase safety for local bikers.  Pitt News File Photo

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist

November 2, 2015

I’ve had endless conversations with my cyclist friends about the stress of biking through Oakland’s crowded intersections. It’s understandable, considering the reckless nature of the city drivers who rush to and from work. When I decided not to bring a bike to campus this year, I cited these...

Maintenance, visibility the keys to safe winter biking

Maintenance, visibility the keys to safe winter biking

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

January 13, 2014

If you plan on riding a bike to commute this winter, be prepared for a plethora of remarkably annoying obstacles.Icy turns, snow-encrusted bike lanes and the creepy way that cars refuse to pass you during winter are just the beginning. Salt deposits can build up into mounds, essentially becoming spee...

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