Pop City: Trail Talk: learn more about plans and projects of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Writer: Rob Cullen

Twenty five years ago, Pittsburgh had no urban trail system. Now, thanks to Friends of the Riverfront, with help from the Sierra Club, Pittsburgh has the Three Rivers Heritage Trail- a network of bike and pedestrian trails running for 37 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, which is part of a nearly continuous path stretching from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C.

At the next meeting of the Allegheny Sierra Club group, on Wednesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m. at Botany Hall, adjacent to Phipps Conservatory in Oakland, Bob Gangewere of Friends of the Riverfront will talk about how the trail came into being, mostly from land that had previously been owned by railroad companies.

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  • nathan says:

    This is such a cool project, and I love seeing it continually evolve. I was just thinking the other day how nifty it’d be if they were able to incorporate a tent / possibly RV park into this whole system.

    Their isn’t a place to camp within 50 miles of the city, and city’s I’ve been to with campgrounds near their center’s area always have such a cool crowd staying there – from your local fishermen types to traveling cyclists – it provides such a realistic option for staying in a city when you don’t want to blow $100 for a room. Especially now that this can be a part of a continuous ride to DC, we need some cheap sleeping space nearby.

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