New Bike Lane construction begins in Oakland

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The City began installing some additions to the Oakland bike network in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh campus. This morning, crews were working on eradicating lines and installing new bike lanes along Bigelow Blvd and Schenley Drive, from Bayard St to Roberto Clemente Dr (by Schenley Plaza).

This series of projects is meant to help provide a clear bike route alternative to Fifth Ave from Shadyside and Bloomfield, as well as support the new Healthy Ride Bike Share Program (soon-to-be-online station pictured above). Additionally, sidewalk riding is problematic in the student dense neighborhood, and bike lanes are known to guide people away from sidewalk riding.

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The City is using some design features that are new to Pittsburgh, regarding the turning lanes. In the first picture, you can see where the right turn lane crosses the through bike lane (highlighted in green), leaving it between the straight through lane and the right turn lane.

b58d9b8e385da02fe02298703834e7d1In the second picture, there is a right turn bike lane, while cyclists continuing straight or left are encouraged to merge into the left most lane (with the sharrow) to continue their journey.

The City has proposed more bike lanes and shared lane markings along Bayard/O’Hara and some other key connections. Stay tuned as this project develops. And in the meantime, take Bigelow!

See our previous post about the City’s proposal.


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