Hey Pittsburghers, er... Yinzers?
I'm a soon to be resident of Pittsburgh. I'm not new to bike commuting, but I am completely new to Pittsburgh. How's the bike scene in Pittsburgh? I found the Bike Pittsburgh website, any other good sites I should check out? Awesome shops or other bike related businesses I should visit?
I'll be commuting to the Foster Plaza suburban business park between Crafton and Greentree from... actually I don't know from where yet. I'm looking at apartments in more urban bikeable/walkable places like the Southside areas and Northside/Mexican War streets area. Does that seem like a reasonable commute in terms of car traffic, and road infrastructure? Anyone else do a similar commute?
I'm also thinking I would maybe start out doing a multimodal commute until I'm more familiar with the area, and the hills . Any advice on taking bikes on the light rail system, or using the bus racks?
Really, any advice or tips (even non bike related) would be greatly appreciated.