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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pittsburgh Airport Now Accessible By Bicycle [90.5 Public Radio]


(Deanna Garcia / Essential Public Radio)
Bicyclists arrive at the airport via the new Montour Trail connection
Dozens of spandex-clad bicyclists pedaled to the airport via the newly-opened connection between the Montour Trail and Pittsburgh International Airport Tuesday.  According to organizers, the Montour Trail is the longest suburban trail in the nation.  Years ago area officials were tasked with connecting it to the airport.  Now that it’s complete, officials said an economic boost to the region will follow.
This is going to have tremendous impact on the visitation to this region by bike tourists from all around the country, and all around the globe,” said Allegheny Trail Alliance President Linda McKenna Boxx, “access to the airport is definitely going to improve the world class reputation of our trail systems in Pennsylvania.”

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