MoveForwardPGH partner BikePGH hosted a bike light giveaway at Winchester Thurston on Ellsworth Ave on Monday, April 20 in Shadyside. Residents had the opportunity to as for more information on upcoming meetings, new bike infrastructure plans, and receive a Pittsburgh bike map.
BikePGH gave away 75 sets of bike lights to bicyclists in the community. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, people are looking for safe and affordable ways to navigate the Pittsburgh region, work, carry out essential activities, and get some exercise (while safely social distancing). During the pandemic, ridership has increased around the world! In these trying times, resources have been scarce from bike shortages to local bike shops running out of gear. BikePGH cares about riders’ safety and education, and this is one of the most direct ways to provide that assistance. Every year, BikePGH’s goal is to give away 200 hundred bike lights across the communities of Pittsburgh.
The public outreach, events, and meetings are sponsored by MoveForwardPGH in collaboration with the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure as part of the City’s forward-looking Bike(+) Plan to expand transportation infrastructure and create a safer, more comfortable experience on Pittsburgh streets. MoveForwardPGH is excited to invite community members to the bike light giveaway on Monday and the Shadyside Corridor public meeting on Wednesday.
The upcoming public meeting to discuss Shadyside Corridor is on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:00 PM. RSVP for the upcoming Shadyside public meeting at: https://bit.ly/3uYfVBZ