While BikePGH works on better biking and walking full time, we are only one piece of the puzzle. We still need your voice. Although we have members in every city neighborhood, it’s necessary for residents to contact their elected officials with problems, praises, and making sure that they are aware of your desire to live in a walkable, bikeable neighborhood. Our message is amplified when citizens take the time to contact decision makers.
09/17/2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Vault Taproom, 1327 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
South Side Smart Streets
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Where: Location varies. Please email SSSmartStreets@gmail.com or the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SSSmartStreets/ to find the meeting.
Description: SSSS meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at a different neighborhood location, in order to get to know our neighborhood and its needs and assets! Our mission is to achieve safer streets, walkways, steps, and infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, improving the quality of life of residents, employees, and guests of Pittsburgh’s South Side.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns, and ideas. And, please join us!!
09/23/2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm Sharpsburg Borough Hall, 1611 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15215, USA
The Allegheny Bike/Ped Corridor Committee is a citizen-led advocacy initiative to create Allegheny River communities with healthy, safe and accessible non-motorized connections for all ages. Current membership is from Aspinwall, Sharpsburg, and O'Hara and we are seeking participation from adjoining communities along the Allegheny River.
09/24/2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm East End Book Exchange, 4754 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, United States
Our group came together because we care about Bloomfield. We wanted to make the most of Bloomfield’s great characteristics as a walkable and vibrant neighborhood. Though, we were also concerned about the challenges that come from so many people traveling throughout Bloomfield everyday. We decided that our group would work to make the most of these unique characteristics by advocating for infrastructure enhancements to Bloomfield streets that balances all the ways people get around--whether they are on a bike, on a bus, in a car, or on foot.
If you want to learn more, come to our meetings! We meet at 6:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the East End Book Exchange (4754 Liberty Ave).
You can also email us at BloomfieldStreets@gmail.com.
Please join us at our next meeting and help us ensure that Bloomfield is an accessible place for all people – no matter their form of transportation.
09/25/2019 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm Schenley Overlook Turnaround on Overlook Dr.
On Wednesday, September 25th we are hosting a walking tour of the Early Action Projects related to the Four Mile Run Stormwater Project. Details about the tour are provided in this invitation. The meeting time is 5:30 pm and we will start the tour at approximately 5:45 pm. Please let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you!
Schenley Overlook Turnaround on Overlook Dr.
Meet at 5:30pm
Tour starts at 5:45pm
Sundown is at 7:12pm
The hike is approximately two miles long and will occur during dusk, though we expect it to conclude before dark. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, and consider bringing a flashlight.
Stop 1: Introduction of Early Action Projects
Stop 2: Discussion of Early Action Projects design, how they will function, and relationship to the Parks Masterplan
Stop 3: Additional discussion of project design and anticipated construction impacts
The tour will be followed by an optional tour to discuss other stormwater issues along the Bridle Trail.
Your RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Please do so online at Eventbrite.
Communications Project Manager
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
1200 Penn Ave , Pittsburgh , PA 15222
www.pgh2o.com / twitter: @pgh2o / LinkedIn
09/25/2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Ross Township Community Center Board Room, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive; Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Our meetings are the 4th Wednesday of every month. The Committee is working on ways to make Ross Township residents more connected to our numerous amenities and the entire region via improved sidewalks, trails, and bike routes.
Contact: Joe Brandt firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join in riding as a cycling community for Ghost Bike ride for Tom Haykin. Please arrive by 7:45 AM and we leave at 8 AM. We ride to Harmar Twp to meet the 2 mile Friends and Family Memorial Ride that starts in Harmar Twp at 9 AM. The Facebook event for the 2 mile ride is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2475126905915606/ The route for the 10-mile ghost bike ride is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31064240
A 2-mile Memorial Ride for Tom Haykin starting in the parking lot of The Meadows. Please park close to Primanti's. This ride will be joined before leaving by a 10-mile bicycling community Ghost Bike Ride that will ride up from Fox Chapel to join us. The Facebook event for the ride-to-the-ride is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/581023532431988/ Then all ride to Tom's Ghost Bike and back. The route for the ride is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31064178
The key people to focus on are your elected officials, your employer, and government agencies.
Locally, the most important individuals to connect with are Mayor Bill Peduto (click here to email him) and Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald (click here to email him). Call their office, send a letter, or email them stating that you’re a voter and that it’s important to you to make our region’s streets, business districts, and places of employment more bike friendly.
Next, in order of importance, is your city councilperson. It’s the councilperson’s job to represent the interests of the specific neighborhood(s) in which they got elected. They can’t represent those interests if they don’t know what matters to their constituents (i.e. you). So, if you care about making Pittsburgh a better place to ride a bike please take a second to find out who your councilperson is, and write him or her and tell them that you’d like your neighborhood to be made more bike-friendly! Most likely, you’ll be surprised at how engaged they are and the response you’ll receive.
Here are some talking points:
Implement the City of Pittsburgh Bicycle Plan
Install bike lanes whenever possible
Calm traffic using speed humps, “your speed is” signs, pedestrian bump outs better crosswalks, and pedestrian signals
THANK THEM!!!! If you see something you like, let them know! They get a lot of complaints, so praises go really far!
Write a Letter to the Editor
Anyone who’s read the comments section of our local newspapers know that we have a long way to go for people to accept biking on city streets. That’s why it’s crucial that we write to our papers when issues arise, or if new infrastructure that you like has been installed. Otherwise, only the voices of opposition are being heard.