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A 1978 Allegheny County 171-Mile bicycle network that never happened

18 Jul

171 miles of bikeway that never happened, 1978. Click to make BIG.

So it looks there was once a plan to connect large swaths of Allegheny County with a connected 171-mile bikeway network, linking 25 communities. The bikeways went through the City and connected to the major County Parks of South Park, North Park, and Boyce Park.┬áThe County was ready to spend $5.6M on the network. The plan even called for “coin-operated bike locks stationed periodically along the route or lockers where commuters could stash their bicycles, then walk to work.”

According to the article, “it would be possible to commute to work, pedal to three corners of the County, or visit major parks along safe, well-marked lighted bikeways.” At the time, the project manager, David O’Loughlin claimed that there were 650,000 bicyclists in Allegheny County.

To repeat, there was once a plan to for 171 miles of bikeways for Allegheny County. They were ready to install it for $5.6M.

Does anyone know what the hell happened?

Click here for the October 4, 1978 Pittsburgh Press article.

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Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Hand Drawn Map

1 Feb

A little late on this. But this is the 2017 Dirty Dozen – a bicycle race up the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh. For over 30 years, Danny Chew has been running this iconic event. If you don’t know Danny, please take a minute and google him and his story of being a two time Race Across America winner and his lifetime goal of riding a million miles. This goal was recently thwarted after a crash left him without the use of his legs. But, he is not giving up and is will be attempting to accomplish this feat with a hand cycle.

WPRDC’s Allegheny County Crash Data 2014

2 Nov

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Just a different, really clean view of the recently released Allegheny County Crash Data, created by WPRDC. This is the 2014 numbers only, but you can click between “All,” “Bicycles,” “Pedestrians,” and the heat map.

Find out more.

 

Allegheny County Bicycle Crash Data, 2010-2015

29 Sep

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The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC)┬áreleased all of Allegheny County’s Crash Data going back to 2004.

The idea is that data nerds can play with the data and see what they find.

Above is a crash map of every bicycle crash in the dataset.

Click here to use the interactive site.

Strava Global Heat Map

26 Mar

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This map is pretty amazing. Strava, an app for bicyclists and runners that tracks your workout, has their global data in the form of a heat map on their site. It’s beautiful to look at, as well as explore where people are riding and running (or not). Go anywhere on earth and find the best cycling routes.

Here’s Pittsburgh

Safety on Two Wheels, 2006-2012

30 Oct

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Mapping Pittsburgh’s bike accidents, 2006-2012

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s interactive map showing where all of the reported bicycle crashes took place.

 

 

Pittsburgh Bike Map by Bicycle Times

8 Oct

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Originally published in Bicycle Times, a locally produced, internationally known magazine about cycling.

You can purchase a print, even framed, or on canvas on the artist’s website

 

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