PG: Stimulus to fund some City bike-ped projects

Pedal put to metal for bike-pedestrian projects

As a ripple effect of the federal stimulus legislation, four city bike-pedestrian projects, some long delayed, are in line for additional funding that will allow construction to begin late this year or early next year.

About $5.7 million in federal funding will go toward a riverfront park at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown; a pedestrian bridge connecting Shadyside and East Liberty; underpass improvements at Anderson and Sandusky streets on the North Side; and a new bridge along the Eliza Furnace Trail at Bates Street in Oakland.

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