New Trail to connect Beechwood Blvd to East Liberty Blvd
-Photo by Mac Howison
On July 22, we reported about a meeting of stakeholders about a new trail segment along Penn Ave in East Liberty. A major element of the Bakery Row development in East Liberty, this brand new trail is an integral segment of of the bike route network that will connect all the East End parks from Highland Park via Highland Ave and East Liberty Blvd to Mellon Park; and then connect to Frick via Beechwood Blvd, and on to Schenley via Forbes, Wightman, and Beacon.
With the new trail, cyclists will be able to avoid a particularly fast moving section of Penn Ave. The plan also calls for widening of Penn Ave, a move that will most likely make this stretch even less hospitable to cyclists, and will hopefully not harm the beautiful old trees that line the Ave.
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