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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

City installing more bike racks Downtown

Posted By on Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

The City of Pittsburgh today began installing 50 bike racks Downtown as part of a strategy to install more racks in business districts.

More than 150 racks have been installed from South Side to Bloomfield, and there are now more than 500 city-installed racks around town, according to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office.

“From installing green bike lanes [on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield] and launching a citywide bike-share system, to increasing the number of bike racks, lanes and on-street corrals — we continue to work to make Pittsburgh a world-class, bike-friendly city,” Ravenstahl said in a press release.

The mayor's office says inverted "U" racks will be installed Downtown based on demand and supply. The racks cost $100 and also will also be installed in Lawrenceville and Squirrel Hill.

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