Published on : Saturday, September 6, 2014
To welcome attendees of the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014 Conference next week in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport has installed a bike assembly station in Baggage Claim and reopened access to the Montour Trail.
In advance of the premier conference in North America for walking and bicycling professionals from the public and private sectors Sept. 8-11 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the airport has installed a station with various tools, wrenches and air pump for travelers to use to re-assemble bikes near Baggage Claim P.
Access to the airport spur of the Montour Trail also has been reopened and features a new asphalt surface and guiderails. Trail access had been closed due to an airport roadway construction project. Those accessing the trail will still encounter construction barriers in the area where concrete is being poured, and are asked to use caution and walk bikes around the construction zone to access the trail.
“We are pleased to offer this new amenity for those traveling with bicycles and for those who wish to ride their bikes conveniently to and from the airport via the Montour Trail,” said Jim Gill, Acting Executive Director, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “The Pittsburgh region is increasingly known for its recreational and sustainable initiatives, and the airport is pleased to join in those efforts.”Montour Trail Sign Cyclists can access the Montour Trail at the end of the moving walkway past the Hyatt Hotel in the Extended Parking area.
The Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference, which focuses on greater access to walking and bicycling to create healthier communities, is expected to draw more than 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.
Source:- Pittsburgh International Airport