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Pittsburgh Hires Bike-Ped Coordinator

Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Councilman Patrick Dowd announced that the city has hired Stephen Patchen as the City of Pittsburgh’s Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator. At a standing-room-only press conference held at Enrico’s Tazza D’Oro, Pittsburgh leaders talked about numerous changes that will facilitate walking and biking in the Pittsburgh region. Read more on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s website, or click here for video of Councilman Dowd and Bike-PGH executive director Scott Bricker speaking.

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  1. Pittsburgh Slim Music, Videos, Fan Site » Blog Archive » Pittsburgh Hires Bike-Ped CoordinatorAugust 12, 2008 at 12:17 am

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  2. Joe PeraltaAugust 13, 2008 at 8:42 am

    They should issue Mr. Patchen a big walking stick and send him out to clear the ways.

    Thanks to Bike-PGH for the city bike map. It might’ve saved me going off-road from McCartney (sp?) to 60, but I needed a break from traffic after the Carson/60 connection anyway, and I saw 4 deer up there.

    Interesting town, especially for connoisseurs of urban industrial artifacts. I’ll see more of it sometime. Have fun riding it.

  3. Pittsburgh, Still HappeningAugust 16, 2008 at 9:32 am

    [...] city also recently hired its first Bicycle Coordinator, who will work to make the city a safer, better place for bicycling. The city has even consulted [...]

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