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June 2007

Mayor Ravenstahl Rides the Fresh New Lanes On Liberty

Ride Represents Mayor’s Collaborative Effort to Create a More Bike Friendly City

Mayor Ravenstahl Rides the Fresh New Lanes On Liberty Mayor Ravenstahl Rides the Fresh New Lanes On Liberty
Mayor Ravenstahl Rides the Fresh New Lanes On Liberty Mayor Ravenstahl Rides the Fresh New Lanes On Liberty

(June 18, 2007)...Mayor Ravenstahl officially opened the first inter-neighborhood bike lane in Pittsburgh at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 8, with a celebratory kick-off ride starting at Morrow Triangle in the East End and ending at the Church Brew Works on Liberty Avenue. This bike lane is a result of collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh and bicycle advocates, Bike Pittsburgh. The lane, which will run alongside Liberty Avenue from Baum Boulevard to Ligonier Street, will be striped with a combination of five-foot wide bike lanes and on-street stencils called “Shared Lane Markings” (Sharrows). Bicycle signage will also be installed throughout the corridor.

“This bike lane marks a fresh direction for America’s most livable city,” said the Mayor. “We are building partnerships with our non-profit community and making our shared goal of creating the most bike friendly city a reality. The lanes will further encourage biking as a mode of transportation, promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment by encouraging exercise and reducing carbon emissions.”

(Photos by Mary Shaw)

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Mayor Ravenstahl Hosts Interfaith Breakfast to Strengthen Partnership
with Faith-Based Community

Mayor and Police Chief Rally Support for Unified Crime Fighting Solutions

Mayor Ravenstahl Hosts Interfaith Breakfast to Strengthen Partnership with Faith-Based Community Mayor Ravenstahl Hosts Interfaith Breakfast to Strengthen Partnership with Faith-Based Community

(June 16, 2007)...Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Chief Nathan Harper hosted an Interfaith Peace Breakfast this morning to discuss how the City and local religious leaders can work together to reduce criminal activity in the community.

More than 50 members of the faith-based community gathered at Reizenstein Middle School from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the breakfast, one of the Mayor’s eight initiatives launched in response to the recent wave of violence plaguing the City.

“The local place of worship and its congregation is the soul of the community,” said Mayor Ravenstahl. “There is a lot of good work being done out there by our religious leaders and City officials, but we need to speak with a unified voice and avoid duplicative work. The goal of this meeting is to build new and strengthen existing relationships and to pull everyone in under one umbrella.”

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Mayor Ravenstahl Joins the Festivities at the Heritage Day Parade

Mayor Ravenstahl at Heritage Day Parade.

(June 9, 2007) Mayor Ravenstahl participates in the Heritage Day Parade on Saturday, June 9 in Riverview Park.

(Photo by Gordon Williams)


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