Bicyclists, partner organizations urge patience and sharing the road for bicycle and pedestrian safety

John Friday, 47, of Wilkinsburg, is an avid biker, cycling to work as a staff member at Carnegie Mellon University whenever the weather permits.

Pittsburgh has made great strides in bicycle infrastructure in recent decades, Mr. Friday said. He moved away from the region for 15 years, and when he returned in 2015, connectivity to bike trails and new bike lanes citywide made the city almost unrecognizable to him.

“So much had been done,” he said.

But even with the new infrastructure, Mr. Friday said it’s important for everybody — cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike — to share the road to ensure safety.

Mr. Friday and other bicyclists participated in a pop-up event at Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Thursday, hosted by PennDOT, AAA East Central, Port Authority Police, Bike Pittsburgh and other organizations. May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and partners were providing light refreshments and information about bike infrastructure, safety and overall rules.”

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