2013-11-05


Medical Examiner’s Office Receives “Bike Friendly Employer” Designation

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced that the Medical Examiner’s Office has received “Bike Friendly Employer” designation from Bike Pittsburgh. The office features a bike commuting information kiosk, secure and covered bike parking, bike repair kit, and employee showers and changing rooms.

“Our goal is to make bike commuting a viable option for as many of our employees as possible,” said Fitzgerald. “We’re currently working on improvements at our downtown locations, including the Courthouse, County Office Building and One Smithfield Street, to make them bike friendly as well. In the long-term, we would like to make bike commuting enhancements to other facilities throughout the county.”

The Medical Examiner’s Office, which is located at 1520 Penn Avenue in the Strip District along a major bike commuting corridor, is making its bike tools and repair resources publicly available.

“If any bike commuters find themselves with a flat tire, brake problems or other issues, they’re welcome to stop in the Medical Examiner’s Office and use its bike repair kit,” added Fitzgerald.

Last October, the Kane Regional Center in Ross Twp. became the first government building to receive Bike Pittsburgh’s “Bike Friendly Employer” designation. 

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