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Good News 2015

Good News 2015

Sewickley council makes bike route recommendation

By LARISSA DUDKIEWICZ, Tribe LIVE
 
July 22, 2015 SEWICKLEY, PA — Bicyclists who roll through Sewickley on the Ohio River Greenway Trail likely will not be directed through the business district, but they should have safe trips on low speed, low traffic roads, borough officials said. Sewickley Council recommended a path to Findlay based Mackin Engineering Co. that would take bicyclists coming from Moon along the river via Chadwick Street, rather than across busy Route 65 into the heart of town. more »»

Cyclists' safety at heart of Sewickley discussion

By TOM MCGEE (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Tribe LIVE

June 30, 2015 SEWICKLEY, PA — Sewickley leaders, and those from neighboring communities, are being asked for feedback on an initial proposal to improve safety for bicyclists. more »»

Bike paths planned for Ohio River Greenway Trail

By KATHERINE SCHAEFFER, Tribe LIVE
 
June 20, 2015 GLEN OSBORNE, PA  The Ohio River Trail Council is moving forward with the first two phases of its Ohio River Greenway Trail, planning to begin construction in 2016 and seeking feedback on conceptual plans for phase two. more »»
 
By KATHERINE SCHAEFFER, TribLIVE
 
June 4, 2015 MONACA, PA — A paddling trail that follows parts of the Ohio River and other area waterways was named Thursday as a national recreation trail by the Department of the Interior and National Park Service. The Ohio River Water Trail, which runs for 69 miles through Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, was among 10 trails approved for the honor in advance of National Trails Day, which is Saturday. more »»

Ohio River Trail moves on to Phase II planning

By BOB PODURGIEL, Post-Gazette
 
March 6, 2015 MONACA, PA — Mackin Engineering, the company commissioned to complete the Ohio River Trail phase II project study of a 15-mile bikeway between the Sewickley Bridge and Center is emphasizing safety for the bicyclists. more »»

Communities gather to discuss Phase 2 of Ohio River Bike Trail

By FELICIA MYCYK, Ambridge Connection

February 25, 2015 AMBRIDGE, PA — Stewart Wicker believes Ambridge already has the best bicycle shop in western Pennsylvania.  
 
If a designated bikeway happens to roll past that Merchant Street shop, the Ambridge resident offered ways to protect the safety of cyclists like himself.
 
He was among a large group of people who gathered Tuesday in the Visitor's Center at Old Economy Village to discuss the next phase of a multi-community bike route known as the Ohio River Trail Project study. more »»

Community fund backs Ohio River Trail Council effort to extend Ohio River Trail

By SHELLIE PETRI BUDZEAK, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

February 20, 2015 GLEN OSBORNE, PA — Glen Osborne resident John Orndorff wants to make Beaver Road in Sewickley more bicycle-friendly. Memories of bicycling through Sewickley as a teenager on his way to tennis lessons motivated him to become involved with the Ohio River Trail Council, a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to establishing a new, multi-use trail through Beaver County. He is now a director of the council. “Being able to cycle through my own little community was wonderful,” he said, adding, “it should still be part of our community today.” more »»

Study to determine trail path from Moon into Beaver County

By GARY HORVATH, Trib Live
 
February 11, 2015 SEWICKLEY, PA — A study to determine how a 15-mile bike trail will travel from Moon to the Beaver County Jail site soon will get under way.
 
“We'll be taking a look at the routes and coming up with the best recommendation for improving those routes for safety and way-finding for bicyclists,” Findlay-based Mackin Engineering Co. Director Robert Genter said. The engineering firm is conducting the study for the Ohio River Trail Council, which is overseeing the project. more »»
 
By TORY N. PARRISH, TribLIVE
 
February 8, 2015 SEWICKLEY, PA — The Ohio River Trail Council is moving forward with plans to establish a 41-mile route that will connect 26 Allegheny and Beaver county communities. The group plans to start a phase two project study in the spring that will include the design of a 15-mile bikeway segment that will begin at the Sewickley Bridge, travel through several towns, including Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Ambridge, and end at the Beaver County Jail in Center. more »»
 

By MOLLY BORN, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

February 2, 2015 SEWICKLEY, PA — It may be hard for some to get excited about the prospect of outdoor cycling in Western Pennsylvania when temperatures are below freezing and snow is on the ground. Not so for the Ohio River Trail Council, which announced last week that a study to include the design of a 15-mile bikeway across parts of Allegheny and Beaver counties is set to begin this spring. more »»

 

 

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The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. 
—William Saroyan, Nobel Prize Winner
Three important things in life -- freedom, ambition, health. And that is why I ride a bike. 
—Harish DN, India 
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—President Reagan’s Commission on American Outdoors, Americans and the Outdoors, 1987
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