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Bicycles on The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bicycles on
The Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Riders of The Duquesne Incline may take a bicycle with them, on the Incline cable car, for an additional cash fare(i.e. the bicycle patron would then pay two fares, for transport of self and bicycle). If a particular Incline car is fully loaded with passengers, the bicycle patron would need to wait for the next Incline car which has fewer riders, so there is always sufficient room for passengers when a bicycle is transported.

Bicycles may be taken on The Duquesne Incline any day of the week, including all holidays.

Due to safety and insurance regulations, rollerblades, rollerskates, and skateboards are not permitted to be used anywhere on the property of The Duquesne Incline or in Incline cars. Rollerblades, rollerskates, and skateboards can only be carried, when on Duquesne Incline property.

Please note that bicycles are not permitted on Port Authority Transit(PAT) buses or Light Rail Transit(The "T") subway cars. Hence, after a trip on The Duquesne Incline, the bicycle patron cannot expect to use a bus to further transport their bicycle. Bicycle riders may walk their bicycle between the Incline Lower Station and Downtown Pittsburgh, via the walkway on the Fort Pitt Bridge.

However, on a trial basis beginning May 2, 1998, PAT will allow bicycle owners to take a bicycle onto Light Rail subway cars of Routes 42L Library and 42S South Hills Village only, on Saturday, Sunday, and major holidays* only! During these times, only, bicycles may also be taken on Route 52 Allentown(BUT, only between downtown stations) and Route "Subway Local"(BUT, only between Station Square and downtown stations).

Note that bicycles are still forbidden on all PAT bus routes and on PAT Light Rail routes 42 Mount Lebanon and 47D Drake. Bicycles are forbidden on ALL Port Authority Rail and Bus Routes on weekdays(Monday through Friday), except for major holidays*.

When using Light Rail subway cars on weekends and major holidays*, bicycle owners are responsible for safely securing the bicycle in a location where it does not block the aisle or doors. At a later date, the program will be evaluated; if the results are positive, bicycles on Light Rail subway routes, on the weekends and major holidays*, will become a permanent program.

*Major Holidays

Bicycles can be transported on Light Rail subway cars on these days, in addition to Saturdays and Sundays:

New Year's Day(January 1)
Memorial Day/Decoration Day Observed(Last Monday in May)
Independence Day(July 4)
Labor Day(First Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day(Fourth Thursday in November)
Christmas Day(December 25)


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