2009-05-12

New Bike Lanes in Pittsburgh: Forbes Ave!

They painted bike lane stripes down Forbes between Squirrel Hill and Braddock Ave.

If you had asked me previously, whether that section of road was wide enough for bike lanes, I'd have said no. But I have ridden down Forbes with the lanes full of traffic, and had plenty of room, so I guess I would've been wrong.

In any case, the bike lanes are 4-5' wide on each side, and they leave plenty of room for cars in the car lanes. This is a road where bike lanes will make it safer for cyclists, but even a small shoulder would make this road safer for bicycles.

I happy to have the bike lanes, but even happier that the've repaved the potholes.

Update: Here's an article in the Bike Pittsburgh forums about the new stripes.

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