Pittsburgh doesn’t have many bike lanes. We do have lots of hills, lots of bikes and a strange bicycle community that crosses all of the usual elitist barriers that cyclists put up between themselves elsewhere.
Years of collective work has paid off – just over 5 years since its inception, Bike-Pgh just got what we’ve all been dreaming of. Bike lanes. Right on the main drag, leading into a vibrant business district.
And right outside my front door.
I like bike lanes, and don’t give two shits about the vehicular cyclists complaints about them. For the vast majority of users out there – people with one bike and no special clothing, trying to go grocery shopping or to work – this is the sort of improvement that makes it that much more possible. Bicycling for the general population, ain’t that what we all want? Hell yeah.
I want a goddamn traffic jam of basket bikes at the grocery store.by