Traffic Alert for Sunday, August 26
An estimated 3,000 bicyclists will take to Pittsburgh’s streets this Sunday, August 26 for the 25th Anniversary of UPMC Health Plan Pedal Pittsburgh. Participants will explore Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods on a urban bicycling tour visiting Pittsburgh’s best parks and bicycle-friendly streets from 7:00am to 3pm.
In order to alert motorist and ensure the safety of the riders, Bike Pittsburgh, the organization that coordinates the event, has issued the following traffic advisory and road safety reminder.
ROAD SAFETY REMINDER
Pennsylvania law requires that motorists give at least four feet between the vehicle and the cyclists when passing. Bike Pittsburgh, encourages drivers to review Pennsylvania’s ‘Safe Passing Law’ and to remember that forcing a cyclist off of the road is a crime that can lead to legal charges.
East Carson Street, South Side – will have a high volume of bicyclists from 7am to 3pm.
Strip District and Liberty Avenue – Liberty Avenue will see a high volume of cyclists from 31st Street in the Strip District to Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield.
Beechwood Boulevard in Squirrel Hill – There will be a high volume of bicyclists traveling toward Greenfield. Motorists are encouraged to use additional caution from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
Fifth Avenue in Oakland – There will be a higher than average number of cyclists on Fifth Avenue at Bigelow Boulevard to Bayard St from 10:30am until 3:00pm.
The full Pedal Pittsburgh ride routes can be found on PedalPGH.org.
ABOUT THE EVENT
As a fundraiser PedalPGH enables Bike Pittsburgh to continue to transform our streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk. Since BikePGH took over the PedalPGH in 2012, the event has raised more than $330,000 for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy in Pittsburgh. Registration is available online at PedalPGH.org and will be available event day starting at 6:45am.
ABOUT BIKE PITTSBURGH
Bike Pittsburgh is a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization. Since 2002, BikePGH has been transforming Pittsburgh’s streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk. For more information visit bikepgh.org.