Pittsburgh creates bike parking spaces in Third Avenue garage

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The City of Pittsburgh announced the opening of the Third Avenue Bike Station today, which creates 54 new parking spaces for Downtown bike commuters within the Third Avenue parking garage.

The station provides 30 spaces to cyclists free of cost in an area that includes a space for bike repair. A second "premium parking" area that is available for $100 a year with weather-protected lockers and is in a locked room that can be accessed with a security badge.

Those interested in leasing a premium parking space should call 412-560-2504.

The station was a project of the advocacy group BikePGH and was funded by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Project Pop Up program and money from the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. A Pittsburgh Parking Authority contractor, PSX Group, donated labor.

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Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.


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