Bike Pittsburgh is transforming Pittsburgh’s streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk.
Pittsburgh’s bright future is built on a diverse transportation network that safely connects all people to their destinations. Residents, commuters, and visitors joyfully experience our unique topography and neighborhoods while navigating the city by bike and on foot. Well-designed bikeways, walkways, and communities will make riding a bike or walking comfortable, convenient, and fun. Our embrace of an active and healthy lifestyle is reflected in Pittsburgh’s commitment to providing safe, world-class facilities for biking and walking.
Positive Spin is an out-of-school time program designed to teach youth how to operate bikes safely and navigate through city streets, trails, and parks. Positive Spin pairs adult mentors with youth to complete bike rides and creative advocacy projects, empowering youth to play active roles in their personal health and the vitality of their communities.
Positive Spin has been a program of The Summer Dreamer’s Academy since inception and will continue into its ninth year during summer 2018 at University Prep 6-12. Positive Spin has four core focus areas of the curriculum: bike safety and operation, roadside repair and basic maintenance, civic engagement and middle-distance navigation. The program is free of cost for all participants and families and is an official partner of Pittsburgh Public Schools.