Port Authority to Allow Foldable Bikes on Buses, T and Mon Incline

Friday, August 01, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA – As part of a sustainable living initiative, Port Authority is pleased to announce bicyclists may now bring folding bicycles onto Port Authority buses, light-rail cars and the Monongahela Incline during both peak and non-peak hours.

Folding bike users riding buses with bike racks are required to use the racks to secure their bicycles.

Port Authority and local cycling advocates, Bike Pittsburgh, are encouraging people to combine modes of transportation in an effort to reduce the dependence on automobiles, which will help decrease traffic congestion, decrease carbon emissions, relieve the parking crunch and allow for easier use of bicycles all over Pittsburgh.

“Combining the transportation modes of Port Authority and bicycles makes leaving the car at home an easier choice,” Bike Pittsburgh Executive Director Scott Bricker said. “We are really pleased that Port Authority now allows those using folding bikes to bring their bikes on board the bus or T regardless of time of day. It is a great opportunity for those commuting to work seeking ways to beat the skyrocketing cost of fuel.”

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