IMPORTANT: Your input needed for the City’s bicycle route and signage plan

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What will Pittsburgh’s bicycle route signage point to?  Where should it be?  We need your help!

The next step in a major project that BikePGH is working on with the City of Pittsburgh has launched.  Often the best bicycle route between two points isn’t the same as the “better known,” congested driving route, leaving many cyclists, and would-be cyclists, intimidated and frustrated.  The Bicycle Route and Signage Plan will create a network of signed on-street bike routes that will help guide cyclists between neighborhoods and attractions.  Based on BikePGH’s Pittsburgh Bike Map, it will also help inform the City where on-street bicycle improvements, like bike lanes and sharrows, should be located.  The steering committee has picked a consultant, who is now looking for public input to help them fine tune the Plan.

Help out!

What they need to know is — which of the preferred routes on the BikePGH Bike Map should be signed with Bike Route Signs providing directions, destinations, and distances?

Tell us where signed routes should be established and which destinations should be included on the signs.  Let us know which hills are preferred and which ones to avoid.  Can you think of a street that could really benefit from additional signage or a contra-flow bike lane?  Tell us!

You can give us input about  each of the following aspects of a bike route sign plan:

  • Mark a route that would be good for recreation or commuting
  • Show us where you enter and exit the trail system
  • Tell us which destination in the city should have signed bike routes leading to them?
  • Show us where you got lost or confused due to lack of clear signage
  • Show us where hazards or difficult intersections exist along otherwise good bike routes
  • Where two routes may serve the same destination, tell us which one is best and why

There are two ways to provide input.

ONLINE

An online map has been developed where you can add your comments, best/worst routes, areas in need of improvement, etc.

Click Here:  http://communitywalk.com/bikepghrouteplan

  • Login: bikepgh
  • password: bikepgh

Comments can be submitted online until mid-October 2010

Public Open House

  • Thursday, September 23, 2010, 5-8pm
  • Kingsley Center, 6435 Frankstown Ave, East Liberty

For additional information, contact: Stephen Patchan, Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Pittsburgh Dept of City Planning, 412-393-0150, stephen.patchan@city.pittsburgh.pa.us


Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out: www.bike-pgh.org/membership

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