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A Pittsburgh Bike Plan Preview
The city of Pittsburgh is preparing to release a new bike plan, called Bike(+) Plan, later this year, and Emily Nonko provides a preview of the plan's ambitions to respond to "modern-day challenges that include climate change and new mobility options like electric bicycles."
"Perhaps most importantly, the city’s transportation planners are framing this plan as a necessary shift in accommodating new forms of mobility," writes Nonko.
To achieve that shift, the plan currently proposes "an additional 156 miles of safe bicycle facilities, expanding the total network from 30 miles of on-street facilities and 44 miles of trail to 150 miles on street and 76 miles of trails for a total of over 226 miles of travel lanes for bicycles and other low-speed travel modes," according to Nonko.
The article includes background about the political process that cleared the way for the new plan (Pittsburgh has the oldest bike plan of the country's largest 60 cities, dating back to 1999), the goals guiding the plan, and the plan's community engagement process.