By Karen Price
Friday, September 12, 2008
Scott Bricker knows that Pittsburgh has made great strides toward becoming a more bicycle-friendly community in his three years as executive director of advocacy group Bike Pittsburgh.
But he wasn’t surprised to see that Pennsylvania was ranked the 38th-most bike-friendly state in the country by the League of American Bicyclists last week.
“That’s not to say people aren’t trying, but a much greater effort can be made,” Bricker said. “I think that, especially on the part of our elected officials, it’s one of those things that hasn’t really been on the radar in Pennsylvania as a whole. It’s time for Pennsylvania to look beyond bicycling as recreation and start investing money in making it a more reliable mode of transportation.” Read more»