Pittsburgh’s growing cast of cycling street characters

Painting season is over for the year, check out some of the new “people” helping us get around for the past two years


It all started with the Birmingham Bridge bike lanes.  These were one of Pittsburgh’s first on-street bike markings with a “person” in it.  These bike lanes were installed in the fall of 2007.


Then came the East Liberty Blvd bike lanes and road diet.  Although these were striped in the fall of 2008, these characters didn’t appear until this year, when the lanes were re-striped.  Pretty similar to the Birmingham Bridge, although this one’s a little sleeker without the breaks in the design.

The fairly detailed bicycle-sans-rider appeared on Wightman St and Beacon St in Squirrel Hill, when the City striped these lanes in May of 2009.


One of our most recent additions to the family are the lanes on Forbes Ave from CMU to Squirrel Hill, installed in September of 2009.  Are those legs made from a “4“?


Really though, the sharrow was one of the first.  Not the first sharrow in Pittsburgh, this one is on Penn Ave through the Strip District, installed August of 2009.

Way back in the spring of 2007, the Liberty Ave sharrow and bike lane came on the scene in the cyclist haven of Bloomfield.  O Liberty sharrow, how we miss thee! (Note: The City will freshen these up when it becomes painting season again)

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