The proposed network is based on technical analysis and the input of neighborhood-level pedestrian and bicycle committees, civic and community organizations, and innumerable individuals. The Plan consolidates and reflects a number of improvements identified in various neighborhood plans.

Bicycles and similar personal mobility devices are important extenders of the public transit network. While transit riders commonly walk up to a mile to high-frequency transit corridors, bicycles serve as a “walk accelerator” permitting users to cover roughly three times the distance in the same amount of “last mile” travel time. Increasing the seamless integration of bicycles to, on, and from the transit network can radically increase access to high-frequency transit services and access to more transit routes and more direct travel to destinations.

Criteria for Selection

The chart below will be used in Pittsburgh to guide decisions about the type of bike facility that is appropriate for individual roadways. This chart is based on national research related to the safety and comfort of bicyclists of all ages and abilities

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